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Big Hill Cemetery
(Pickens County, Alabama)


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

The Big Hill 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 Hill Cemetery

Lat:   33.4740°   (33° 28' 26")

Lon:   -87.9003°   (-87° 54' 1")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Big Hill 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 Hill 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Big Hill Cemetery  


  Sanders Cemetery
  Marvin Hill Cemetery
  Summers Cemetery
  Mayfield Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Hamilton Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Unity Grove Cemetery
  Chapel Hill Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  New Wesley Chapel Cemetery
  Old Salem Cemetery
  Ashcraft Corner Cemetery
  Moores Bridge Cemetery
  Dorroh Cemetery
  Doublebranches Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Zion Cemetery
  Spring Hill Cemetery
  New Doublebranches Cemetery
  Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Unity Grove Lower Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Unity Grove Upper Cemetery
  Hannah Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hannah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hopewell Cemetery (FAG ID #23526)

Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Owens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Summers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Winn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hill 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 Big Hill Cemetery.

Bankston   [Map]Ethelsville   [Map]McShan   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Gordo   [Map]Northport   [Map]
Buhl   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Coker   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Echola   [Map]Lake Front Village   [Map]Samantha   [Map]
Elrod   [Map]Macedonia   [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 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 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 Hill 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    
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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba 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    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha 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 Hill 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 Hill Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #138730   (Name of Record: Big Hill Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.4740041     Lon: -87.9002966   [Map]
Elev: 158         Map Name: Palmetto

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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: 33.4740, Longitude: -87.9003     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Hill Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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