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The location of Rock City Cemetery









A visit to the Rock City Cemetery ...

The location of the Rock City Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Rock City Cemetery ...

The Rock City Cemetery is located in Stephenson County. The county seat for Stephenson County is located in Freeport.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Rock City Cemetery

Lat:   42.4025°   (42° 24' 9")

Lon:   -89.4729°   (-89° 28' 22")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Rock City Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Rock City Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Stephenson County.

Afolkey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Basswood Cemetery (WI)   [Map]
 - Located in Green County (WI)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Cedarville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Rock City Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #105073<3>
 
Crane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Dakota Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Durand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Felts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Frankeburger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Freeport Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Grandview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Gunds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Halvorson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Howard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Hulse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Irish Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery (WI)   [Map]
 - Located in Green County (WI)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Lancaster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Laona Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Pecatonica Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Pioneers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Ridott Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Rock City Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #107687
 
Rock Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Silver Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
State Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
State Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
State Road Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Wagner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Rock City Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Rock City Cemetery.

Afolkey   [Map]     Lake Summerset   [Map]    
Avon (WI)   [Map]     McConnell   [Map]    
Baileyville   [Map]     Oneco   [Map]    
Brodhead (WI)   [Map]     Orangeville   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Pecatonica   [Map]    
Cedarville   [Map]     Ridott   [Map]    
Clarno (WI)   [Map]     Rock City   [Map]    
Dakota   [Map]     Rock Grove   [Map]    
Davis   [Map]     Seward   [Map]    
Durand   [Map]     Shirland   [Map]    
Eleroy   [Map]     Spring Grove (WI)   [Map]    
Freeport   [Map]     Waupun (WI)   [Map]    
German Valley   [Map]     Winnebago   [Map]    
Jefferson (WI)   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Rock City Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Stephenson County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Rock City Cemetery.

Brodhead   [Map]
 - Located in Green County (WI)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Davis   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Durand   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Freeport   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
German Valley   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Orangeville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Pecatonica   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Rock City   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Rock City Cemetery
 
Winnebago   [Map]
 - Located in Winnebago County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rock City Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 might help with the Rock City Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Illinois:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Stephenson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clinton County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jo Daviess County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McHenry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ogle County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Whiteside County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winnebago County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dane County (WI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County (WI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Green County (WI):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County (WI):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (WI):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette County (WI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock County (WI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Walworth County (WI):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Illinois:

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

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 Illinois

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Rock City Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the Rock City Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #416795   (Name of Record: Rock City Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Stephenson
Lat: 42.4025157     Lon: -89.4728932   [Map]
Elev: 285         Map Name: Davis

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Illinois

About Stephenson County

About Illinois

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stephenson County: www.co.stephenson.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Rock City Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4025, Longitude: -89.4729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rock City Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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