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Big Springs Cemetery
(Clay County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Big Springs Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Big Springs 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 the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Big Springs Cemetery...

The Big Springs Cemetery is located in Clay County. The county seat for Clay County is located in Ashland.

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

Lat:   33.2054°   (33° 12' 19")

Lon:   -85.8783°   (-85° 52' 41")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Big Springs Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Big Springs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Clay County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Big Springs Cemetery.

Alexander City   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 
Ashland   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Goodwater   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 
Lineville   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Talladega   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Big Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
County Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Gutherie Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Hassell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Lystra Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Millerville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Old Field Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Old Noles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Old Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 
Patterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Poe Bridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Springhill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 
Wilsons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Springs Cemetery.

Abihka   [Map]Frog Eye   [Map]Motley   [Map]
Alexander City   [Map]Goldville   [Map]Mount Olive   [Map]
Almond   [Map]Goodwater   [Map]New Site   [Map]
Ashland   [Map]Hackneyville   [Map]Sycamore   [Map]
Barfield   [Map]Hollins   [Map]Talladega   [Map]
Cragford   [Map]Kellyton   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Daviston   [Map]Lineville   [Map]Waldo   [Map]
Delta   [Map]Mellow Valley   [Map]Winterboro   [Map]
Elder   [Map]Millerville   [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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Big Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805373   (Name of Record: Big Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clay
Lat: 33.205394     Lon: -85.8782972   [Map]
Elev: 293         Map Name: Millerville

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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: 33.2054, Longitude: -85.8783     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Springs Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Springs 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting in . 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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