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Black Cemetery
(Cleburne County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Black 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 Black Cemetery...

The Black Cemetery is located in Cleburne County. The county seat for Cleburne County is located in Heflin.

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

Lat:   33.6434°   (33° 38' 36")

Lon:   -85.6005°   (-85° 36' 1")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Black 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 Black 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.


 

  Black Cemetery  


  Williamson - Little Cemetery
  Happy Hill Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Ai Cemetery
  Upper Cane Creek Cemetery
  Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery
  Harmony Grove Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Hudson Cemetery
  Old Liberty Cemetery
  Edwardsville Cemetery
  New Harmony Cemetery
  Hanna Cemetery
  Evans Cemetery
  Crossroads Cemetery
   Location verified
  Fordham Cemetery
  Iron City Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  New Prospect Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Davistown Cemetery
  Wise Chapel Cemetery
  Heflin Cemetery
   Location verified
  Beason Grove Cemetery
  Evans Chapel Cemetery
  Hepsabah Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Black Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ai Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beason Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Crossroads Cemetery (FAG ID #2175443)

Davistown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Black Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Edwardsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fordham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hanna Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Black Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Happy Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Heflin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Black Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Iron City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Black Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Black Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Black Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Black Cemetery.

Abel   [Map]De Armanville   [Map]Iron City   [Map]
Abernathy   [Map]Delta   [Map]Jacksonville   [Map]
Anniston   [Map]Edwardsville   [Map]Micaville   [Map]
Arbacoochee   [Map]Fort McClellan   [Map]Muscadine   [Map]
Blue Mountain   [Map]Fruithurst   [Map]Nances Creek   [Map]
Booker T City   [Map]Heflin   [Map]Oxford   [Map]
Chinnabee   [Map]Hobson City   [Map]Saks   [Map]
Choccolocco   [Map]Hollis Crossroads   [Map]Weaver   [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 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 Black Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga 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    
Floyd 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    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #159188   (Name of Record: Black Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Cleburne
Lat: 33.6434393     Lon: -85.6005143   [Map]
Elev: 280         Map Name: Heflin

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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: 33.6434, Longitude: -85.6005     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Black Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Black 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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