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Burnstown Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Burnstown Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Burnstown Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, 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 Burnstown Cemetery...

The Burnstown Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.8520°   (34° 51' 7")

Lon:   -87.9631°   (-87° 57' 47")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Burnstown Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Burnstown Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Athens City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 
Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Carytown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Douthit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Malone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Milford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Noel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Pearson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Pride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Rowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Rutland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Sharp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Simpson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Burnstown Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Watkins Cemetery (FAG ID #26961)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Burnstown Cemetery.

Canaan   [Map]Denton   [Map]Iuka (MS)   [Map]
Caryton   [Map]Doubleheads Village   [Map]McGee Town   [Map]
Cherokee   [Map]Florence   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Chickasaw   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Cloverdale   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Waterloo   [Map]
Crows Camp   [Map]Good Springs   [Map]Zip City   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Green Tree   [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 helpful 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 Burnstown Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #115261   (Name of Record: Burnstown Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.8520322     Lon: -87.9630902   [Map]
Elev: 166         Map Name: Cherokee

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.8520, Longitude: -87.9631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Burnstown Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Burnstown 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 begins in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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