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Rocky Top Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Top Estates ...

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 Top Estates (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 Top Estates. 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 Top Estates ...

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 Top Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rocky Top Estates: Rocky Top Ests.

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 Top Estates is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Rocky Top Estates)
  English Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Big Cove   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Greenwycke Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mercury   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Normal   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brownsboro   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ryland   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rideout Village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Summit   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fowler - Historic   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brooksville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Craig   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Snead   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blountsville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Susan Moore   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fridays Crossing   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gum Springs   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Garner - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Joppa   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baileyton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fairview   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Holly Pond   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Vinemont   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vinemont   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  East Point   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cullman   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Point   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  White City   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hanceville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Good Hope   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grove Oak   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chigger Hill   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Geraldine   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Powell   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fyffe   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crossville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Floy - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shiloh   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Greer - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sardis City   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Paint Rock   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hollytree   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pleasant Groves   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beachboro - Historic   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Langston   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Scottsboro   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oakville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Swancott   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Capshaw   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Belle Mina   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mooresville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Country Village   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harris Station   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Athens   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Orrville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tanner   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Caro   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ardmore   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Estaville - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Union Grove   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Friendship   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Scant City   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hog Jaw   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Lake Village   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arab   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbus City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Columbus City Ferry   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Guntersville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacey's Spring   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Valhermoso Springs   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bluff City - Historic   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Somerville   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Priceville   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hulaco   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eva   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flint City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hartselle   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
  Huntland (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Giles (TN)
  Ardmore (TN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elkton (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lincoln (TN)
  Flintville (TN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Park City (TN)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pearl City (TN)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dellrose (TN)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gattistown (TN)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rocky Top Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Top Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Timmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Matkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Joiner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Landman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fennil Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Simpson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woodward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Laceys Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Merrimack Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brandon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powhatan - Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valermosos Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Polly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Northside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jamar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Triana Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Saints Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Short Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Normal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ragland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rocky Top Estates ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Top Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Top Estates, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Top Estates.

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

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

Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,939 people in 2017)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 194,585 people in 2017)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocky Top Estates
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rocky Top Estates
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocky Top Estates
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro 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 Top Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocky Top Estates in the 1890's.

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 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 - 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 Top Estates:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's



Colbert County:     Cyndi's



Cullman County:     Cyndi's



DeKalb County:     Cyndi's



Etowah County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County:     Cyndi's



Limestone County:     Cyndi's



Marshall County:     Cyndi's



Morgan County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's



Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's



Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries of Madison County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Alabama, for Madison 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Top Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Top Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6306, Longitude: -86.5544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Top Estates 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 Top Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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