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Rocky Hill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rocky Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rocky Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rocky Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rocky Hill, please Contact Us.

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 Hill (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

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 Hill. 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.

Newspapers Published in Rocky Hill ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Hill, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Hill.

Cemeteries Near Rocky Hill ...

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

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 new browser window will open with a Google map 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 and 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 Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bynum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Conner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Garth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW String Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blackground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Childers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davenport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Troupe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dossey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Madding Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jetton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Terry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shaw Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pointer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haraway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swoope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Early Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leigh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Preuit Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ennix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cramer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warmack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Masterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lucy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Civitan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oliver - Bedingfield Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Ingram Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belew Cemetery   [Map]     


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.

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

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

Town Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Hill
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,069 people in 2016)
 - Town Creek had a post office and railroad service
Courtland   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Hill
 - 1895 population of 579 people (with 599 people in 2016)
 - Courtland had a post office and railroad service
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Hill
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
Bingham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Hill
 - Bingham had a post office and no railroad service
Hatton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Hill
 - Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Hill
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Leighton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rocky Hill
 - Leighton had a post office and railroad service
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Hill
 - 1895 population of 308 people (with 521 people in 2016)
 - Hillsboro had a post office and 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 Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocky Hill in the 1890's.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rocky Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Lawrence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Limestone, Morgan & Winston.

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

Lawrence     (The home county for Rocky Hill)
      Courtland   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wren   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogersville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elgin   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beach Grove   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Estep - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corum - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clifton - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harvest   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toney   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Field (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordon (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pulaski (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty Grove (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fall River (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Prospect (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lawrenceburg (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Hill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Rocky Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6854, Longitude: -87.3634     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rocky Hill.