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Rosemary, Alabama
(Montgomery County)

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The location of Rosemary

Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 and 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.

Rosemary is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Autauga, Bullock, Crenshaw, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon & Pike.

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:

Montgomery     (The home county for Rosemary)
  Sunshine Village   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Capitol Heights   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  New Town   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Highland Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  English Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gibbs Village   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Young Forte Village   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mount Meigs   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pike Road   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hope Hull   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Waugh   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cecil   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Prattville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pine Level   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Booth   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gibbons - Historic   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Autaugaville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marbury   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White City   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Billingsley   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fremont   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fitzpatrick   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Inverness   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mountain Creek   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Verbena   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clanton   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Equality   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hissop   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rockford   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ray   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Highland Home   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Petrey   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Honoraville   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tyler   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fusihatchi - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Blue Ridge   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Coosada   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wetumpka   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Millbrook   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Claud   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Deatsville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Holtville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eclectic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tallassee   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Titus   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kent   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erie - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Burkville   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Letohatchee   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Davenport   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lowndesboro   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hayneville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sandy Ridge   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mosses   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Hall   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gordonville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Deposit   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Benton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bragg's   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shorter   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Calebee   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hardaway   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fort Davis   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tuskegee   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty City   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Notasulga   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kent   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orion   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Meeksville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Needmore   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McClure Town   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Tallassee   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tallapoosa City   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reeltown   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Benson - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Our Town   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Agricola   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alkehatchee - Historic   [Map]     NE   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.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Larkin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Remount Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Flora Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Troy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wescott Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Big Roxanna Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eastwood Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Williams and Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Westcott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Perrys Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pinkston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Montgomery Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Ashurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Augusta Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Mathis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Meigs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old Bingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goodhope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kendal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wares Quarter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haggerty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Strokes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woodland Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glenn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rives Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     

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 139 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 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosemary.

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.

Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 21,883 people (with 199,518 people in 2017)
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
Barachias   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 44 people
 - Barachias had a post office and no railroad service
Perry's Mill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosemary
 - Perry's Mill had railroad service and no post office
Hope Hull   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Hope Hull had a post office and no railroad service
Snowdoun   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Snowdoun had a post office and no railroad service
Pike Road   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 9,322 people in 2017)
 - Pike Road had a post office and railroad service
Mount Meigs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Rosemary
 - 1895 population of 139 people
 - Mount Meigs had a post office and railroad service
Jackson's Lake   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rosemary
 - Jackson's Lake had railroad service and no post office
McGehee's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rosemary
 - McGehee's had railroad service and no post office

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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Rosemary:

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 Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's



Bullock County:     Cyndi's



Chilton County:     Cyndi's



Coosa County:     Cyndi's



Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's



Dallas County:     Cyndi's



Elmore County:     Cyndi's



Hale County:     Cyndi's



Lowndes County:     Cyndi's



Macon County:     Cyndi's



Pike County:     Cyndi's



Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Montgomery 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 Montgomery County:

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- Rosemary) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosemary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3515, Longitude: -86.2394     [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:

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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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