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Big Creek Cemetery
(Pickens County, Alabama)


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

The Big Creek Cemetery is located in Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.2607°   (33° 15' 38")

Lon:   -88.1556°   (-88° 9' 20")

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


 

  Big Creek Cemetery  


  Zion Possum Bend Cemetery
  Windle Cemetery
  Crossroads Cemetery
  New Cumberland Cemetery
  Hebron Church Cemetery
  Spiller Cemetery
  New Providence Cemetery
  Upper Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  St. John Cemetery
  Spring Hill Cemetery
  Lower Cemetery
  Cockrell Cemetery
  Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
  Spring Hill Cemetery
  Mt. Sinal Cemetery
  Spring Hill Church Cemetery
  Fleming Cemetery
  Carrollton Cemetery
   Location verified
  Union Chapel Cemetery
  Ross Cemetery
  Garden Cemetery
  Community Cemetery
  Aliceville Memorial Gardens
  Brooks Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Big Creek Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Pickens County.

Aliceville Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Carrollton Cemetery (FAG ID #21988)

Cockrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fleming Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Franconia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Sinal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. John Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spiller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Windle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 14 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Creek Cemetery.

Aliceville   [Map]Gordo   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Beaver Town   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]McMullen   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Elrod   [Map]McShan   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Ethelsville   [Map]Memphis   [Map]Stafford   [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 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 Big Creek Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #114269   (Name of Record: Big Creek Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.2606767     Lon: -88.1555846   [Map]
Elev: 84         Map Name: Reform SW

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pickens County

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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: 33.2607, Longitude: -88.1556     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Creek Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from . 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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