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Rosemary, Alabama
(Hale County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosemary ...

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 Rosemary (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 Rosemary. 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 Rosemary ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosemary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosemary, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosemary.

Cemeteries Near Rosemary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosemary.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Terrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Greensboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jenkins Place Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Stokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newbern Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Turpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walthill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Agnew Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE McCreary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Alex Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Curry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Redick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Micken Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Casemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  E DeYampert Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatche Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willis - Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tunstall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morrissette Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elvins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hunter Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cottrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rhone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rhodes Chapel 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>

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

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

Whitsitt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosemary
 - Whitsitt had a post office and no railroad service
Greensboro   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 1,759 people (with 2,365 people in 2016)
 - Greensboro had a post office and railroad service
Newbern   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 178 people in 2016)
 - Newbern had a post office and railroad service
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rosemary
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Laneville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rosemary
 - Laneville had a post office and no railroad service
Folsom   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rosemary
 - Folsom had a post office and no railroad service
Morgan Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Morgan Springs 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 Rosemary. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosemary 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 southwest 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 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.

Rosemary is located in Hale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Hale County: Bibb, Greene, Marengo, Perry & Tuscaloosa.

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

Hale     (The home county for Rosemary)
      Greensboro   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prairieville   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arcola   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallion   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Akron   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jones   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fremont   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brent   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lawley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedahoma - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Browns   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Marion Junction   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Safford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Valley Grande   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sunset Mill Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cahaba - Historic   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selma   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Plantersville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Faunsdale   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Demopolis   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crenshaw - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Providence   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pin Hook   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Linden   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blue Lock - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Griffins - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beckleys - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Myrtlewood   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      The Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Freetown   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakmulgee   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moore Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Epes   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arrington   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bellamy   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gainesville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ralph   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alberta   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Catherine   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Millers Ferry   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Rosemary:

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 Hale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Hale 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Hale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6479, Longitude: -87.5750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosemary 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Rosemary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosemary.