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Blackground Cemetery
(Lawrence County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Blackground 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 five sections:

The Location of the Blackground Cemetery...

The Blackground Cemetery is located in Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Moulton.

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

Lat:   34.6217°   (34° 37' 18")

Lon:   -87.3882°   (-87° 23' 17")

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


 

  Blackground Cemetery  


  Elmwood Cemetery
  Owens Cemetery
  Scruggs Cemetery
  Terry Cemetery
  Abernathy Cemetery
  Mayes Cemetery
  Rocky Hill Cemetery
  Roden Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Dossey Cemetery
  String Cemetery
  Terry Cemetery
  Bynum Cemetery
  Hawkins Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Beavers Cemetery
  Garth Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Lansdell Cemetery
  Jetton Cemetery
  Graham Cemetery
  Terry Cemetery
  Gilchrist Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sanderson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 54 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Blackground Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beavers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bynum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dossey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fergason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jetton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Love Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Masterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Owens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Owens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pippen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
String Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Terry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Terry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Terry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Truitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blackground Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blackground Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Hillsboro   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Moulton   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Wren   [Map]
Dells Vista Shores   [Map]Muck City   [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 - 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 Blackground Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence 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: 34.6217, Longitude: -87.3882     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blackground Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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