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Bankhead Cemetery
(DeKalb County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Bankhead Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Bankhead Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon 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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Bankhead Cemetery...

The Bankhead Cemetery is located in DeKalb County. The county seat for DeKalb County is located in Fort Payne.

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

Lat:   34.5598°   (34° 33' 35")

Lon:   -85.5558°   (-85° 33' 20")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Bankhead Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Bankhead Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While the locations should have been definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary.


 

  Bankhead Cemetery  


  Forester Cemetery (GA)
  Holly Spring Cemetery (AL)
  Mountain Home Cemetery (AL)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  Johnson Cemetery (GA)
  Price Cemetery (AL)
  Head Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Garrett Cemetery (GA)
  Bean Cemetery (AL)
  Howards Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Cordell Cemetery (AL)
  Sulphur Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Little River Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Mt. Union Cemetery (AL)
  Valley Head Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Calvary Cemetery (AL)
  Davenport Cemetery (AL)
  Lawrence Cemetery (GA)
  Jones Cemetery (AL)
  Menlo Cemetery (GA)
  Ellison Cemetery (AL)
  Ami Cemetery (GA)
  Hemphill Cemetery (GA)
  Fisher Cemetery (AL)
  White Hall Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Grove Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Bankhead Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ami Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Chattooga County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bean Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cordell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davenport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ellison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forester Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Head Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holly Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Howards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lawrence Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Chattooga County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Little River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Menlo Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Chattooga County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Price Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valley Head Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
White Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bankhead Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bankhead Cemetery.

Alpine   [Map]Hammondville   [Map]Pine Ridge   [Map]
Bootsville   [Map]Henagar   [Map]Pisgah   [Map]
Broomtown   [Map]Ider   [Map]Rainsville   [Map]
Cedar Springs   [Map]Kensington (GA)   [Map]Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
Cloudland (GA)   [Map]LaFayette (GA)   [Map]Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]
Cordell   [Map]Lickskillet   [Map]Summerville (GA)   [Map]
Dog Town   [Map]Linwood (GA)   [Map]Sylvania   [Map]
Douglas   [Map]Lyerly (GA)   [Map]Trion (GA)   [Map]
Flat Rock   [Map]Menlo (GA)   [Map]Valley Head   [Map]
Fort Payne   [Map]Mentone   [Map] 

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Bankhead Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Murray County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Bankhead 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 Bankhead Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #157515   (Name of Record: Bankhead Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: DeKalb
Lat: 34.5598063     Lon: -85.5557968   [Map]
Elev: 531         Map Name: Valley Head

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The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5598, Longitude: -85.5558     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bankhead Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bankhead Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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