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Rocky Head, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Head ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rocky Head (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rocky Head. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rocky Head is located in Dale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dale County: Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike.

Below are the counties that are near Rocky Head. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rocky Head:

Dale     (The home county for Rocky Head)
  Ariton   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Phillips Crossroads   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Skipperville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mabson   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Level Plains   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Daleville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clopton   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pinckard   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clio   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blue Springs   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Louisville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baker Hill   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Comer   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Perote   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Smuteye   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Midway   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Three Notch   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jack   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elba   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Battens Crossroads   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Central City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kinston   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  County Line   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Opp   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Beulah   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Babbie   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Onycha   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Horn Hill   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brantley   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dozier   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Merrill Mill   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chancellor   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coffee Springs   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Costilla - Historic   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hartford   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Malvern   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Slocomb   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Samson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eunola - Historic   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Black   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Capps   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Graball   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Headland   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Oakey Grove   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Screamer   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haleburg   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shorterville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dothan   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kinsey   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parker Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Parish   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Webb   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rehobeth   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cowarts   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Merritts Crossroads   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Avon   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grady   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lapine   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Banks   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rocky Head, see our County-by-County Page for Rocky Head.

Cemeteries Near Rocky Head ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Head.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rocky Head covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Universalist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW New Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sammon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roeton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamilton Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Selgar Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holmes Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Danner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hawhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pea River Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Travelers Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dansby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brundidge City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Claybank Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rocky Head ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Head.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Head, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Head.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Rocky Head in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rocky Head.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rocky Head, with the one closest to Rocky Head listed first.

Tennille   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Head
 - Tennille had a post office and railroad service
Dillard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Head
 - Dillard had a post office and railroad service
Elamville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Head
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Elamville had a post office and railroad service
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Head
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Victoria had a post office and no railroad service
Tabernacle   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rocky Head
 - Tabernacle had a post office and no railroad service
Brundidge   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Head
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 1,952 people in 2017)
 - Brundidge had a post office and railroad service
Ozark   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Head
 - 1895 population of 1,195 people (with 14,428 people in 2017)
 - Ozark had a post office and railroad service
Arguta   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Head
 - Arguta had a post office and no railroad service
Pronto   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Head
 - Pronto had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rocky Head. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocky Head in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rocky Head:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Dale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:     Cyndi's



Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Covington County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Geneva County:     Cyndi's



Henry County:     Cyndi's



Houston County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Dale County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Dale County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Dale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Head. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Head) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Head. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5682, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Head have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rocky Head, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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