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Canaan Cemetery
(Lamar County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Canaan Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Canaan 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 Canaan Cemetery...

The Canaan Cemetery is located in Lamar County. The county seat for Lamar County is located in Vernon.

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

Lat:   33.6284°   (33° 37' 42")

Lon:   -88.0506°   (-88° 3' 2")

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


 

  Canaan Cemetery  


  South Carolina Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Moore Cemetery
  Christian Chapel Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Kennedy Cemetery
  Rowland Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Poplar Springs Cemetery
  Payne Chapel Cemetery
  Walnut Grove Cemetery
  Holly Grove Cemetery
  Bethabra Cemetery
  Higdon Memorial Cemetery
  Branyon Cemetery
  Eatman Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Oddfellows Cemetery
  Meadow Branch Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Sudduth Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 36 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Canaan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Branyon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Christian Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Eatman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Guin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Pickens County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oddfellows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rowland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
South Carolina Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Temple Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Bankston   [Map]Gattman (MS)   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [Map]
Beaverton   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Bluff   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]Stafford   [Map]
Ethelsville   [Map]McShan   [Map]Sulligent   [Map]
Fayette   [Map]Millport   [Map]Vernon   [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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Canaan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #159032   (Name of Record: Canaan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lamar
Lat: 33.6284457     Lon: -88.0505818   [Map]
Elev: 149         Map Name: Hightogy

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Lamar 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: 33.6284, Longitude: -88.0506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Canaan 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 starting 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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