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Bear Creek Cemetery
(Randolph County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek Cemetery...

The Bear Creek Cemetery is located in Randolph County. The county seat for Randolph County is located in Wedowee.

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

Lat:   33.3726°   (33° 22' 21")

Lon:   -85.4038°   (-85° 24' 13")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Bear Creek 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 Bear Creek 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.


 

  Bear Creek Cemetery  


  Goldridge Cemetery (AL)
  Ephesus Cemetery (GA)
  Williams Cemetery (AL)
  Coats Cemetery (GA)
  Rice Cemetery (AL)
  Liberty Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Bethena Church Cemetery (AL)
  Red Oak Cemetery (GA)
  Unity Cemetery (GA)
  Macedonia Cemetery (GA)
  Old Shiloh Church Cemetery (AL)
  Old Rocky Branch Cemetery (AL)
  Sardis Cemetery (GA)
  High Point Cemetery (GA)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Boozer Cemetery (AL)
  Valley Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Big Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Union Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens (AL)
  Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Highway Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Gilead Cemetery (AL)
  Midway Cemetery (AL)
  Old Cool Spring Cemetery (AL)
  Wildcat Creek Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Bear Creek Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethena Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boozer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coats Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ephesus Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goldridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
High Point Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gilread Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Cool Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red Oak Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Carroll County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Unity Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Carroll County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bear Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Bear Creek Cemetery.

Abanda   [Map]Franklin (GA)   [Map]Ranburne   [Map]
Almond   [Map]Glenn (GA)   [Map]Roanoke   [Map]
Arbacoochee   [Map]Graham   [Map]Rock Mills   [Map]
Barfield   [Map]Hollis Crossroads   [Map]Roopville (GA)   [Map]
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]Lineville   [Map]Roosterville (GA)   [Map]
Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]McCosh Mill   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Cragford   [Map]Micaville   [Map]Wedowee   [Map]
Delta   [Map]Morrison Crossroad   [Map]Woodland   [Map]
Ephesus (GA)   [Map]Newell   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 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 Bear Creek Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cobb County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805729   (Name of Record: Bear Creek Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Randolph
Lat: 33.3726145     Lon: -85.4038398   [Map]
Elev: 325         Map Name: Wedowee

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 33.3726, Longitude: -85.4038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bear Creek 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 from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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