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Brooks Cemetery
(Covington County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Brooks 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 Brooks Cemetery...

The Brooks Cemetery is located in Covington County. The county seat for Covington County is located in Andalusia.

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

Lat:   31.4802°   (31° 28' 48")

Lon:   -86.6864°   (-86° 41' 11")

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


 

  Brooks Cemetery  


  Oakwood Cemetery
  Walker Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Kervin Cemetery
  Friendship Cemetery
  Hall Cemetery
  Wesley Chapel Cemetery
  Jones Chapel Cemetery
  Sellers Cemetery
  Hall Cemetery
  Riley Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Garland Cemetery
  Herbert Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Fairmount Cemetery
  McClure Cemetery
  Mt. Union Cemetery
  South Butler Cemetery
  Long Branch Cemetery
  Elizabeth Cemetery
  Mancill Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Bushfield Cemetery
  Mitchell Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Brooks Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bushfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Consolation Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Herbert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kervin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Long Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mancill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McClure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #25091)

Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oaky Streak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Riley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sellers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
South Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brooks Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Brooks Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]Evergreen   [Map]Merrill Mill   [Map]
Bolling   [Map]Gantt   [Map]Nymph   [Map]
Brooklyn   [Map]Georgiana   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Carolina   [Map]Heath   [Map]Red Level   [Map]
Centerville   [Map]Jay Villa   [Map]River Falls   [Map]
Chapman   [Map]Libertyville   [Map]Sanford   [Map]
Dozier   [Map]McKenzie   [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 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 Brooks Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Covington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #133372   (Name of Record: Brooks Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Covington
Lat: 31.480164     Lon: -86.6863566   [Map]
Elev: 103         Map Name: Brooks

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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: 31.4802, Longitude: -86.6864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Brooks Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Brooks 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 from . 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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