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Big Hurricane Cemetery
(Tuscaloosa County, Alabama)


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

The Big Hurricane Cemetery is located in Tuscaloosa County. The county seat for Tuscaloosa County is located in Tuscaloosa.

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

Lat:   33.2290°   (33° 13' 44")

Lon:   -87.3228°   (-87° 19' 22")

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


  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Friendship Cemetery
  Andrews Chapel Cemetery
  West Brookwood Cemetery
  Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery
  Scales Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Little Hurricane Cemetery
  Evergreen Cemetery
  Christian Union Cemetery
  Old Salem Cemetery
  Bankston Cemetery
  Enterprise Cemetery
  Chambers Cemetery
  New Asia Cemetery
  Boyd Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Gillard Cemetery
  Ruhama Cemetery
  Shuttlesworth Cemetery
  Garners Cemetery
  Coaling Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Thomas Chapel Cemetery
  Tuscaloosa Memorial Park
  Ward Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Big Hurricane Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bankston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bibbville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Boyd Cemetery (FAG ID #2342684)

Chambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Christian Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coaling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garners Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Asia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scales Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shuttlesworth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
West Brookwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Hurricane Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Hurricane Cemetery.

Abernant   [Map]Cottondale   [Map]North Bibb   [Map]
Alberta City   [Map]Duncanville   [Map]Peterson   [Map]
Blocton   [Map]Fikestown   [Map]Sahama Village   [Map]
Brookwood   [Map]Green Pond   [Map]Tannehill   [Map]
Bucktown   [Map]Holt   [Map]Tuscaloosa   [Map]
Bull City   [Map]Ingleside Village   [Map]Vance   [Map]
Burmah   [Map]Italian Town   [Map]West Blocton   [Map]
Coaling   [Map]Kellerman   [Map]Wood Village   [Map]
Corinne   [Map]Lake View   [Map]Woodstock   [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 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 Hurricane Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount 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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #147875   (Name of Record: Big Hurricane Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tuscaloosa
Lat: 33.2290059     Lon: -87.3227782   [Map]
Elev: 160         Map Name: Coaling

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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: 33.2290, Longitude: -87.3228     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Hurricane Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Hurricane 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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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