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(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 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.

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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.


 

  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 Randolph County.

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

Bowdon   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Carroll County (GA)
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Wedowee   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 36 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 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)
 
Almon Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
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)
 
Cooper Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the East Napoleon Church of Christ Cemetery (FAG ID #2339431)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Highway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Highway Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
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)
 
Lancaster Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 
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)
 
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
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)
 
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - 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)
 
Zachry Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)

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 begin with 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 - 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     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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