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Our Genealogical Helper for Rocky Hollow ...

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 Hollow (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 Hollow. 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.

Name Variations for Rocky Hollow ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Rocky Hollow.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rocky Hollow: Rocky Holw. (or less commonly used: Rocky Hlw. or Rocky Hllw.)

Newspapers Published in Rocky Hollow ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Hollow.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Hollow, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Hollow.

Cemeteries Near Rocky Hollow ...

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

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 Hollow covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Horizon Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bagley Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maben Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Copeland 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.<3>

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

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

Dora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Hollow
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Hollow
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 1,957 people in 2017)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Hollow
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Hollow
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rocky Hollow
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Hollow
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Hollow
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Hollow
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Hollow
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Hollow
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 13,618 people in 2017)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rocky Hollow
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 53 people in 2017)
 - Cardiff 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 Hollow. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocky Hollow 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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 Hollow is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Rocky Hollow)
      Sipsey   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Bottom   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Hollow:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Hollow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7815, Longitude: -87.0847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Hollow 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 Hollow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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