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(Crenshaw County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Bethel Cemetery ...

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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 misaligned, 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 Crenshaw County. The county seat for Crenshaw County is located in Luverne.

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

Lat:   31.6799°   (31° 40' 47")

Lon:   -86.2108°   (-86° 12' 38")

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  


  Stephens Cemetery
  Smilie Cemetery
  Vernledge Cemetery
  Bethel AME Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Spillars Cemetery
  Lightfoot Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery
  Lewis Cemetery
  Davidson Cemetery
  Henderson Memorial Cemetery
  Old Salem Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Rutledge Cemetery
  Spears Cemetery
  Ward - Thompson Cemetery
  Clarke Cemetery
  Siloam Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
   Location verified
  Green Cemetery
  Brantley Cemetery
  Emmaus Cemetery
   Location verified
  Davis Cemetery
  Hillcrest Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 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 Crenshaw County.

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location has been verified
 
Bethel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Bethel AME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2589003>)
 
Brantley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clarke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Davidson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Emmaus Cemetery (FAG ID #<22683>)
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lightfoot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2585939>)
 
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Siloam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smilie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Spears Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Spillars Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Brantley   [Map]Highland Home   [Map]Meeksville   [Map]
Centre Ridge   [Map]Honoraville   [Map]Merrill Mill   [Map]
Cherokee Village   [Map]Jack   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]
Dozier   [Map]Kent   [Map]Petrey   [Map]
Elba   [Map]Lapine   [Map]Rutledge   [Map]
Glenwood   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Goshen   [Map]McClure Town   [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 like to start with 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 Bethel Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw 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 #114013   (Name of Record: Bethel Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Crenshaw
Lat: 31.6798802     Lon: -86.2107906   [Map]
Elev: 104         Map Name: Glenwood

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: 31.6799, Longitude: -86.2108     [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 'point-to-point' distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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