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Rosehill, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosehill ...

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 Rosehill (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 Rosehill. 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 Rosehill ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosehill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosehill, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosehill.

Cemeteries Near Rosehill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosehill.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill 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.<2>

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

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

Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosehill
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Rosehill
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosehill
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rosehill
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Ashbank   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rosehill
 - Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosehill
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosehill
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosehill
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill 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 Rosehill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosehill 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

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

Walker     (The home county for Rosehill)
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Rosehill:

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:

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    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosehill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9812, Longitude: -87.3870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosehill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rosehill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosehill.