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Rocky Springs, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Springs ...

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 Springs (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 Springs. 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 Springs ...

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 Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rocky Springs: Rocky Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rocky Spngs. or Rocky Sprngs.)

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Springs is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: DeKalb, Madison, Marshall, Dade (GA), Franklin (TN) & Marion (TN).

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

Jackson     (The home county for Rocky Springs)
  Bridgeport   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Copenhagen - Historic   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bryant   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Town   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stevenson   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Higdon   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Flat Rock   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fackler   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pisgah   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fairfield - Historic   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hytop   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ider   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Henagar   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hammondville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mentone   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sylvania   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Valley Head   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cordell - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Powell   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alpine   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rainsville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chavies   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Payne   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Market   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gurley   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Catoosa (GA)
  Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lakeview (GA)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boynton (GA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Graysville (GA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ringgold (GA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chattooga (GA)
  Cloudland (GA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Menlo (GA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Trion (GA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Berryton (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Summerville (GA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dade (GA)
  Cole City (GA)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Trenton (GA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wildwood (GA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Walker (GA)
  Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rock City (GA)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flintstone (GA)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kensington (GA)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fairview (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rossville (GA)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Park City (GA)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  LaFayette (GA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Whitfield (GA)
  Trickum (GA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crow (GA) - Historic   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tunnel Hill (GA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Coffee (TN)
  Ruthledge Ford (TN)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winton Town (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Southgate Park (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tullahoma (TN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Homaway Village (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Manchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Royal Oaks (TN)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Sal City (TN)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Monteagle (TN)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sewanee (TN)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cowan (TN)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Liberty (TN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Decherd (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winchester (TN)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Estill Springs (TN)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Grundy (TN)
  Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tracy City (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  White City (TN)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pelham (TN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coalmont (TN)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gruetli-Laager (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gruetli (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Palmer (TN)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Altamont (TN)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beersheba Springs (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hamilton (TN)
  Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lake Village (TN)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Valley Village (TN)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Midvale (TN)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fountain Village (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Red Bank (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Signal Terrace (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairmount (TN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gattistown (TN)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (TN)
  Richard City (TN)   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Orme (TN)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  New Hope (TN)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kimball (TN)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Jasper (TN)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Whitwell (TN)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Condra (TN)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sequatchie (TN)
  Cartwright (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Center Point (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunlap (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Warren (TN)
  Viola (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rocky Springs ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Loyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Wynne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McMahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orme Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cargile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimberley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foshee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Straightway Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDaniel - Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cumberland View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Raulston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beene Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Havron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gonce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Longacre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Havron Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Glover Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crownover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Helton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wyrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chaudoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bible Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoosier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sikes Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rocky Springs ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Springs, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Springs.

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 Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rocky Springs.

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

Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Springs
 - 1895 population of 162 people (with 2,312 people in 2017)
 - Bridgeport had a post office and railroad service
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Springs
 - Long Island had a post office and no railroad service
South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocky Springs
 - 1895 population of 1,479 people (with 3,039 people in 2017)
 - South Pittsburg had a post office and railroad service
Stevenson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rocky Springs
 - 1895 population of 586 people (with 1,961 people in 2017)
 - Stevenson had a post office and railroad service
Kimball (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Springs
 - Kimball had a post office and railroad service
Ketchall (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ketchall was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocky Springs
 - Ketchall had a post office and no railroad service
Anderson (TN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rocky Springs
 - Anderson had a post office and railroad service
Shellmound (TN) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Shellmound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocky Springs
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Shellmound 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 Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocky Springs in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Springs:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Catoosa County (GA):     Cyndi's



Chattooga County (GA):     Cyndi's



Dade County (GA):     Cyndi's



Walker County (GA):     Cyndi's



Whitfield County (GA):     Cyndi's



Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's



Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's



Sequatchie County (TN):     Cyndi's



Warren County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Find a Community within Alabama

About Jackson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rocky Springs. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9579, Longitude: -85.7533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Springs 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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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