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Near Prattville in Autauga County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rocky Mount Cemetery

 
 
Rocky Mount Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
1. Rocky Mount Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Rocky Mount Cemetery was established on this sacred ground for families who settled Cobb’s Ford and the surrounding area. The oldest marked burials date to the 1890s. Numerous veterans of the Civil War and World Wars I and II are buried here. Rocky Mount Church originally stood in front of this cemetery. On December 4, 1826, Littleton Reese deeded land here for a church to promote religion and learning. Trustees of Rocky Mount Church were Peyton Bibb, Littleton Reese, Jacob Whetstone, William Hall and Dixon Hall. Mr. Neil Blue instructed Col. Bolling Hall, Dr. S. P. Smith and Albert J. Pickett, noted Alabama historian, at Rocky Mount. In the early 1820s, the Methodist Protestant Church organized Union Societies all over the United States to promote a more representative form of church governance. In November 1827, a Union Society was organized at Rocky Mount and was of considerable strength. By 1906, the original church had been torn down and a second one rebuilt around this same time. In 1951, the Rocky Mount congregation merged with the First Methodist Church in Prattville, AL. Rocky Mount Church was torn down in the 1960s.

Listed
Rocky Mount Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2020
2. Rocky Mount Cemetery & Marker
in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register
Marker erected in 2009 by Families of Rocky Mount

 
Erected 2009 by Families of Rocky Mount.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 32° 28.435′ N, 86° 23.963′ W. Marker is near Prattville, Alabama, in Autauga County. Marker is on Rocky Mount Road 1.1 miles north of Cobbs Ford Road (U.S. 82), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2367 Rocky Mt Rd, Prattville AL 36066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Memorial Center (approx. 2.1 miles away); William Wyatt Bibb (approx. 2.2 miles away); Robinson Springs Neighborhood (approx. 3.1 miles away); Robinson Springs Camp Confederate Monument (approx. 3.1 miles away); Pratt Gin Factory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Robinson Springs United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Happy Hollow (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named William Wyatt Bibb (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prattville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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