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Brown Cemetery
(Lee County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Brown 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 Brown Cemetery...

The Brown Cemetery is located in Lee County. The county seat for Lee County is located in Opelika.

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

Lat:   32.5576°   (32° 33' 27")

Lon:   -85.3352°   (-85° 20' 6")

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


 

  Brown Cemetery  


  Ross Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Memory Hill Cemetery
  Penn Young Gravesite
  Garden Hill Cemetery
  Green Chapel Cemetery
  Evergreen Cemetery
  Chamlee Cemetery
  Rosemere Cemetery
  Pierce Chapel Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Morris Chapel Cemetery
  Meadows Cemetery
  Pine Hill Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Memorial Park
  Dupree Cemetery
  New Hope CME Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Jenkins Cemetery
  Salem Cemetery
  Watoola Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Brown Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dupree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mountain Springs Cemetery (FAG ID #24813)

New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the New Hope CME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2342133)

Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pierce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2572075)

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rising Star Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watoola Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whatley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brown Cemetery
 - Located in Macon County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Brown Cemetery.

Auburn   [Map]Hatchechubbee   [Map]Prince Crossroads   [Map]
Beauregard   [Map]Huguley   [Map]Ridgewood Village   [Map]
Bibb City (GA)   [Map]Ladonia   [Map]Salem   [Map]
The Bottle   [Map]Loachapoka   [Map]Seale   [Map]
City Village (GA)   [Map]Marvyn   [Map]Smith's Station   [Map]
Crawford   [Map]Notasulga   [Map]Smiths   [Map]
Cusseta   [Map]Opelika   [Map]Valley   [Map]
Eady City   [Map]Phenix City   [Map]Waverly   [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 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 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 Brown Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #114984   (Name of Record: Brown Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lee
Lat: 32.5576368     Lon: -85.3352222   [Map]
Elev: 188         Map Name: Parkers Crossroads

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lee 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: 32.5576, Longitude: -85.3352     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Brown 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' distance that starts 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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