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A visit to the Rocky Pass Memorial Park ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Rocky Pass Memorial Park. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Rocky Pass Memorial Park (FAG ID #48621)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Rocky Pass Memorial Park ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Rocky Pass Memorial Park

The Rocky Pass Memorial Park is located in McDowell County<2>.

The county seat for McDowell County is located in Marion. Marion lies just to the west northwest of the Rocky Pass Memorial Park .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Rocky Pass Memorial Park

Lat:   35.6493°   (35° 38' 57")

Lon:   -81.9254°   (-81° 55' 31")

Name Variations for Rocky Pass Memorial Park ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Rocky Pass Memorial Park has also been known as:

  • Rocky Pass Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Rocky Pass Cemetery

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.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Rocky Pass Memorial Park:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Rocky Pass Memorial Park.

  • Brindletown [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brindletown
    • Brindletown [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brindletown
  • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<5>
  • Glenwood [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
  • Greenlee [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
    • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
  • Continue List   (20 more) ...
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<5>
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<5>
    • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pisgah
      • Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pisgah have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<5>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<5>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patten
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Salem [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the east of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Thermal City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermal City
      • Thermal City [Rutherford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermal City
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Rocky Pass Memorial Park. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in McDowell County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Rocky Pass Memorial Park.

  • Marion
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Marion.
    • Marion lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
  • Morganton
  • Old Fort

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Rocky Pass Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Advent Cemetery [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Advent Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Advent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Advent Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advent Cemetery
  • Barnes Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Barnes Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
  • Brackettown Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brackettown Cemetery
    • Brackettown Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brackettown Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Continue List   (18 more) ...
    • Fork Creek Baptist Church Cemetery [Rutherford County]
    • Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery [Burke County]
    • Glades Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glades Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glades Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glades Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glades Cemetery
    • Glenwood Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Hall Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hall Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
    • Haney Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haney Cemetery
    • Hoover Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Cemetery
    • Lawing Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lawing Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawing Cemetery
    • McDowell Memorial Park [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDowell Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDowell Memorial Park
    • Neal Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neal Cemetery
    • Nebo Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nebo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Obeth Cemetery [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Obeth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Obeth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Obeth Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obeth Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
    • Ridgway Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Seventh-Day Adventist Memorial Cemetery [Burke County]
    • West Court Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Court Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Court Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Court Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Court Cemetery
    • Zion Hill Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Rocky Pass Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Rocky Pass Memorial Park:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1015050  (Rocky Pass Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #1015050 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Marion East
    • County: McDowell         Elev: 382
    • Location given for GNIS #1015050 (Rocky Pass Cemetery)
    • Lat: 35.6492921           Lon: -81.9253819
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.
  • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #48621

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About McDowell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Rocky Pass Memorial Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6493, Longitude: -81.9254    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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