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Benson Cemetery
(Pike County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Benson Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Benson 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 Benson Cemetery...

The Benson Cemetery is located in Pike County. The county seat for Pike County is located in Troy.

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

Lat:   31.8218°   (31° 49' 18")

Lon:   -85.8997°   (-85° 53' 58")

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


 

  Benson Cemetery  


  Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery
  Banks Cemetery
  Catalpa Cemetery
  Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery
  Livingston Cemetery
  Hinson Cemetery
  Hussey Cemetery
  Murphree Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Griffin Cemetery
  Sanders Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Alexander Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Carroll Street Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Copeland Cemetery
  Paran Cemetery
  Oakwood Cemetery
  Mossy Grove Cemetery
  Kendrick Cemetery
  Starling Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Benson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Pike County.

Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ballard Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Banks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brooks Graves   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carroll Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Catalpa Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Copeland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cotton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Driggers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Griffin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hussey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Livingston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mossy Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Murphree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Starling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Benson Cemetery.

Ariton   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Orion   [Map]
Banks   [Map]Jack   [Map]Perote   [Map]
Brundidge   [Map]Kent   [Map]Petrey   [Map]
Centre Ridge   [Map]Louisville   [Map]Phillips Crossroads   [Map]
Clio   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]
Glenwood   [Map]McClure Town   [Map]Smuteye   [Map]
Goshen   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Grady   [Map]Needmore   [Map]Troy   [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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Benson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #163505   (Name of Record: Benson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pike
Lat: 31.8218241     Lon: -85.8996716   [Map]
Elev: 154         Map Name: Troy

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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: 31.8218, Longitude: -85.8997     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Benson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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