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Rose Hill, Alabama
(Covington County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rose Hill ...

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 Rose 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 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 Rose 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.

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 hospitals 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.

Rose Hill is located in Covington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Covington County: Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Crenshaw, Escambia, Geneva, Okaloosa (FL) & Walton (FL).

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

Covington     (The home county for Rose Hill)
  Gantt   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Heath   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Babbie   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sanford   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Opp   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Andalusia   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  River Falls   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Horn Hill   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  County Line   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Libertyville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Onycha   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beulah   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Red Level   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McKenzie   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Chapman   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Georgiana   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bolling   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elba   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kinston   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Jack   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilkinstown   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Victoria   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Brockton   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Frisco   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Battens Crossroads   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Central City   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brooklyn   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jay Villa - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nymph   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dozier   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Merrill Mill   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brantley   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cherokee Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Luverne   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rutledge   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Social Town   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Honoraville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Highland Home   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Holiday Village   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Level Plains   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fort Rucker   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ariton   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Daleville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clayhatchee   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ozark   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Samson   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coffee Springs   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chancellor   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scranton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Costilla - Historic   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Geneva   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eunola - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fort Deposit   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sandy Ridge   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lapine   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grady   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Centre Ridge - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mossy Grove Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Troy   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tennille   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brundidge   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kent   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Banks   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orion   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Okaloosa (FL)
  Svea (FL)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Walton (FL)
  Paxton (FL)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rose Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rose 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 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 Rose Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bozeman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Able Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gantt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Covington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Hillside Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSW Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Danley Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Camerons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rose 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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rose Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rose Hill, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rose Hill.

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, Rose Hill had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dozier   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rose Hill
 - Dozier had a post office and no railroad service
Opine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rose Hill
 - Opine had a post office and no railroad service
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Leon had a post office and no railroad service
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rose Hill
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
Brantley   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rose Hill
 - Brantley had a post office and no railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rose Hill
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Bullock   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bullock had a post office and no railroad service
Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rose Hill
 - 1895 population of 270 people (with 8,787 people in 2017)
 - Andalusia 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 Rose Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rose Hill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Rose Hill:

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 Covington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's



Coffee County:     Cyndi's



Conecuh County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dale County:     Cyndi's



Escambia County:     Cyndi's



Geneva County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Montgomery County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Okaloosa County (FL):     Cyndi's



Walton County (FL):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rose Hill ...

While our initial data about Rose Hill came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill.

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 Rose Hill:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rose Hill. See our Misc Page for Rose Hill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Alabama

About Covington County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rose Hill. 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rose Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4493, Longitude: -86.3394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rose Hill 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 Rose Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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