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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Springs ...

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 Rocky Springs (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 Rocky Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Rocky Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rocky Springs: Rocky Spgs. (or less commonly used: Rocky Spngs. or Rocky Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

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/parishes 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/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rocky Springs is located in Claiborne County.

To see how the shape of Mississippi's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Claiborne County: Tensas (LA), Copiah, Hinds, Jefferson & Warren.

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

  • Claiborne County     (The home county of Rocky Springs)
    • Willows [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willows
      • Willows [Claiborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willows
    • Saint Elmo [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
      • Saint Elmo [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Elmo
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Westside [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
      • Westside [Claiborne County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside
  • Copiah County
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Glancy [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glancy
      • Glancy [Copiah County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glancy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glancy
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<3>
    • Bowerton [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowerton
      • Bowerton [Copiah County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowerton
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,849 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
  • Hinds County
    • Cayuga [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayuga
      • Cayuga [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayuga
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
    • Adams [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Oakley [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • Harriston [Jefferson County]
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Caseyville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
      • Caseyville [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseyville
  • Rankin County
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
  • Warren County
    • Stout [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
      • Stout [Warren County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stout
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • East Carroll Parish (LA)
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<3>
  • Madison Parish (LA)
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<3>
    • Mound [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
    • Thomastown [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomastown
      • Thomastown [Madison Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomastown
    • Richmond [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Ashly [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashly
      • Ashly [Madison Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashly
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
      • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<3>
  • Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<3>
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rocky Springs ...

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 96 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Springs, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Springs.

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rocky Springs:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Rocky Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Springs.

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

  • Rocky Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rocky Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs Cemetery
  • Harper Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harper Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harper Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Cemetery
  • Templeton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Templeton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Templeton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Templeton Cemetery
  • Flowers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flowers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flowers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowers Cemetery
  • Anderson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
  • Ritchey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ritchey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ritchey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritchey Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Henderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Cemetery
    • Lemon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lemon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lemon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lemon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemon Cemetery
    • Nutt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nutt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nutt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nutt Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutt Cemetery
    • Chatham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chatham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chatham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chatham Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham Cemetery
    • Hutchins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hutchins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hutchins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hutchins Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hutchins Cemetery
    • Wright Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wright Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wright Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright Cemetery
    • Sadler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sadler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sadler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sadler Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sadler Cemetery
    • Old Savoy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Savoy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Savoy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Savoy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Savoy Cemetery

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Rocky Springs had a population of 58 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
  • Humphreys [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humphreys
    • Humphreys [Claiborne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Humphreys had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humphreys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humphreys
  • Reganton [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reganton
    • Reganton [Claiborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Reganton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Elmo [Claiborne County]
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    • Saint Elmo [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Elmo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Carlisle [Claiborne County]
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    • Carlisle [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlisle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Myles [Copiah County]
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    • Myles [Copiah County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Myles had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
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      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rocky Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carpenter had a post office and railroad service
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    • Cayuga [Hinds County]
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      • Cayuga [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cayuga had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Hermanville [Claiborne County]
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      • Hermanville [Claiborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rocky Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hermanville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yokena [Warren County]
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      • Yokena [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yokena had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yokena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ingleside [Claiborne County]
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      • Ingleside [Claiborne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Rocky Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Utica [Hinds County]
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      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 370 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Utica had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
    • Oaklawn [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaklawn
      • Oaklawn [Claiborne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oaklawn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaklawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Warrenton [Warren County]
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      • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newman [Hinds County]
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      • Newman [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rocky Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newman

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rocky Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rocky Springs.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rocky Springs ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Rocky Springs:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Communities in Mississippi

About Claiborne County

About Mississippi

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rocky Springs) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocky Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0889, Longitude: -90.8149    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Rocky Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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