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Big Springs Cemetery
(Randolph County, Alabama)


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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 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 Springs Cemetery...

The Big Springs Cemetery is located in Randolph County. The county seat for Randolph County is located in Wedowee.

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

Lat:   33.2871°   (33° 17' 13")

Lon:   -85.3136°   (-85° 18' 48")

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.

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 Springs Cemetery  


  Coats Cemetery (GA)
  Highway Cemetery (AL)
  Zachry Cemetery (GA)
  Almon Cemetery (GA)
  Bear Creek Cemetery (AL)
  Beulah Cemetery (AL)
  Red Oak Cemetery (GA)
  Beulah Cemetery (GA)
  Macedonia Cemetery (GA)
  Beulah Cemetery (GA)
  Lancaster Cemetery (GA)
  Rooks - Lewis Cemetery (GA)
  Old Rocky Branch Cemetery (AL)
  New Hope Cemetery (GA)
  High Point Cemetery (GA)
  James Cemetery (GA)
  Noles Cemetery (GA)
  Cooper Cemetery (GA)
  Ridgeway Cemetery (GA)
  Prospect Cemetery (GA)
  Ridley - Davis Cemetery (GA)
  Bethel Cemetery (GA)
  Merrill - Roop Cemetery (GA)
  Springfield Cemetery (AL)
  Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens (AL)
  Allen Cemetery (GA)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Big Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Almon Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coats Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cooper Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ephesus Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
High Point Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
James Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lancaster Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Merrill - Roop Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Noles Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pittman Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red Oak Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridgeway Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridley - Davis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rooks - Lewis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wehadkee Cemetery (FAG ID #270710)

Wood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zachry Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Springs Cemetery.

Abanda   [Map]Franklin (GA)   [Map]Roanoke   [Map]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]Glenn (GA)   [Map]Rock Mills   [Map]
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]Graham   [Map]Roopville (GA)   [Map]
Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]McCosh Mill   [Map]Roosterville (GA)   [Map]
Ephesus (GA)   [Map]Morrison Crossroad   [Map]Standing Rock   [Map]
Evansville   [Map]Newell   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Five Points   [Map]Ranburne   [Map]Wedowee   [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 like to start with 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 Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cobb County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Randolph 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 #1805717   (Name of Record: Big Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Randolph
Lat: 33.2870617     Lon: -85.3135587   [Map]
Elev: 386         Map Name: Napoleon

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

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: 33.2871, Longitude: -85.3136     [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 'point-to-point' 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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