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Bethel Cemetery
(Macon 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 Macon County. The county seat for Macon County is located in Tuskegee.

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

Lat:   32.4129°   (32° 24' 46")

Lon:   -85.8230°   (-85° 49' 22")

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  


  Woodland Cemetery
   Location verified
  Rush Cemetery
  Zion Cemetery
  Sweet Gum Cemetery
  St. John Cemetery
  Green - Cook Cemetery
  Walker Chapel Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Ramsey Cemetery
  White Cemetery
  Neils Chapel Cemetery
  Ambers Cemetery
  New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Ashdale Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  Tuskegee Cemetery
  Mt. Andrews Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Tysonville Cemetery
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
  Taylor Cemetery
  Hardaway Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

All of the following cemeteries are located in Macon County.

Ambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green - Cook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hardaway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Neils Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Elam Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. John Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sweet Gum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tuskegee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bethel Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Woodland Cemetery (FAG ID #27194)

Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) 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 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bethel Cemetery.

Armstrong   [Map]Fusihatchi   [Map]Reeltown   [Map]
Cecil   [Map]Hardaway   [Map]Shorter   [Map]
Claud   [Map]Kent   [Map]Tallapoosa City   [Map]
East Tallassee   [Map]Liberty City   [Map]Tallassee   [Map]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]Loachapoka   [Map]Tuskegee   [Map]
Fort Davis   [Map]Mount Meigs   [Map]Waugh   [Map]
Franklin   [Map]Notasulga   [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 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 Bethel Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Macon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart 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 Macon County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Macon 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 #154843   (Name of Record: Bethel Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Macon
Lat: 32.4129171     Lon: -85.8230113   [Map]
Elev: 102         Map Name: La Place

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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: 32.4129, Longitude: -85.8230     [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 that stretches from . 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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