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Brookshire Cemetery
(Pickens County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Brookshire 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 Brookshire Cemetery...

The Brookshire Cemetery is located in Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.3501°   (33° 21' 0")

Lon:   -88.2964°   (-88° 17' 47")

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


 

  Brookshire Cemetery  


  Union Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Ridge Cemetery (AL)
  Forest Church Cemetery (AL)
  Crossroads Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Toliver Cemetery (MS)
  Parks Cemetery (MS)
  Chandler Cemetery (MS)
  Ethelsville Cemetery (AL)
  Spring Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Baptist Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Togo Cemetery (MS)
  Strawbridge Cemetery (AL)
  Spring Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Old El Bethel Cemetery (AL)
  Spring Hill Church Cemetery (AL)
  Gore Cemetery (AL)
  Ross Cemetery (AL)
  Martin Cemetery (AL)
  Bigbee Valley Cemetery (MS)
  Mt. Moriah Cemetery (AL)
  Roberson Cemetery (MS)
  Zion Possum Bend Cemetery (AL)
  New Cumberland Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Olive Cemetery (AL)
  Upper Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Brookshire Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Baptist Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bigbee Valley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chandler Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parks Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberson Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Togo Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Toliver Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Brookshire Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Brookshire Cemetery.

Aliceville   [Map]Columbus (MS)   [Map]Memphis   [Map]
Artesia (MS)   [Map]Crawford (MS)   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Beaver Town   [Map]Ethelsville   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [Map]
Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Brooksville (MS)   [Map]McMullen   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]McShan   [Map]Stafford   [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 either 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 Brookshire Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #135476   (Name of Record: Brookshire Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.3501205     Lon: -88.2964242   [Map]
Elev: 71         Map Name: Forreston

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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: 33.3501, Longitude: -88.2964     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Brookshire Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Brookshire 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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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