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Bethel Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Bethel 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 Bethel Cemetery...

The Bethel Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.7484°   (34° 44' 54")

Lon:   -87.4636°   (-87° 27' 48")

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


 

  Bethel Cemetery  


  Hennigan Cemetery
  Sheffield Cemetery
  Carter Cemetery
  Davenport Cemetery
  Faircloth Cemetery
  Childers Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Fuqua Cemetery
  Foster Cemetery
  Shaw Cemetery
  Peden Cemetery
  Midway Cemetery
  Hennigan Cemetery
  Cal Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Brickhouse Cemetery
  Perkins Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Troupe Cemetery
  Madding Cemetery
  Stanley Cemetery
  Dillahunty Cemetery
  Mathews Cemetery
  Cal Cemetery
  Warren Cemetery
  Leigh Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 48 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Bethel Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Childers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davenport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Douglass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location has been verified
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mathews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (FAG ID #24734)

Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
String Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Troupe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Truitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Warren Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bethel Cemetery.

Arnot   [Map]Courtland   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Avoca   [Map]Dells Vista Shores   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Florence   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Cedar Hill   [Map]Killen   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Corum   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [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 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 - you should note 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 Bethel Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #114023   (Name of Record: Bethel Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.7484218     Lon: -87.4636357   [Map]
Elev: 175         Map Name: Town Creek

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.7484, Longitude: -87.4636     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bethel 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 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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