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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosalie ...

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 Rosalie (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 Rosalie. 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 Rosalie ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosalie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosalie, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosalie.

Cemeteries Near Rosalie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosalie.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Biddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coffey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sterne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Mahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pannell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lovelady Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Finnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shipp Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Cordell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Caperton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hansbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bellefonte 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rosalie had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pisgah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosalie
 - 1895 population of 43 people (with 701 people in 2017)
 - Pisgah had a post office and no railroad service
Henagar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosalie
 - Henagar had a post office and no railroad service
Ider   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rosalie
 - Ider had a post office and no railroad service
Index - Historic   [Map]
 - While Index was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosalie
 - Index had a post office and no railroad service
Snake Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Snake Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosalie
 - Snake Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Fabius   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Rosalie
 - Fabius had a post office and no railroad service
Wannville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rosalie
 - Wannville had a post office and no railroad service
Mahan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mahan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosalie
 - Mahan 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 Rosalie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosalie 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.

Rosalie 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 Rosalie. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rosalie:

Jackson     (The home county for Rosalie)
      Pisgah   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Flat Rock   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gray - Historic   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fackler   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dutton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Town   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Stevenson   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ferncliff - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Higdon   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fairfield - Historic   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Browns Valley - Historic   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blackankle   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berry Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Taft   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centre   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Henagar   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ider   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hammondville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Head   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mentone   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordell - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chavies   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fort Payne   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Catoosa (GA)
      Blue Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Oglethorpe (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lakeview (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boynton (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Indian Springs (GA)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ringgold (GA)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Graysville (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Cloudland (GA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Menlo (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Berryton (GA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Trion (GA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Summerville (GA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dade (GA)
      Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trenton (GA)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cole City (GA)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wildwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walker (GA)
      Kensington (GA)   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      LaFayette (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Linwood (GA)   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chickamauga (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flintstone (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City (GA)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Spring (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dewberry Town (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossville (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Whitfield (GA)
      Trickum (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Marys (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cowan (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sewanee (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Monteagle (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenhaw (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winchester (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Decherd (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Grundy (TN)
      Lankford Town (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tracy City (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sartain Springs (TN)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hamilton (TN)
      Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milbro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Ridge (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Midvale (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ridgeside (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brainerd Hills (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chattanooga (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colonial Village (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hillsboro Heights (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Signal Mountain (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TN)
      Richard City (TN)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Hope (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orme (TN)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimball (TN)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jasper (TN)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitwell (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powells Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Rosalie:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rosalie ...

While our initial data for Rosalie came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rosalie in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rosalie.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Rosalie:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rosalie.
      See our Misc Page for Rosalie for more information.

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 Rosalie. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Rosalie. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosalie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosalie. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6998, Longitude: -85.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosalie 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 Rosalie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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