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Canoe Cemetery
(Escambia County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Canoe 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 Canoe Cemetery...

The Canoe Cemetery is located in Escambia County. The county seat for Escambia County is located in Brewton.

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

Lat:   31.0602°   (31° 3' 36")

Lon:   -87.4378°   (-87° 26' 16")

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


 

  Canoe Cemetery  


  Driskell Cemetery (AL)
  Lambeth - Boutwell Cemetery (AL)
  Steadham Cemetery (AL)
  Emmons Cemetery (AL)
  Jack Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Travelers Rest Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Magnolia Cemetery (AL)
  Lucy Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Miller Cemetery (AL)
  Hall Cemetery (AL)
  Poarch Mission Cemetery (AL)
  Freewill Cemetery (AL)
  Little Rock Church Cemetery (AL)
  Bowman Cemetery (AL)
  Judson Cemetery (AL)
  Sardis Church Cemetery (AL)
  Moyeville Church Cemetery (AL)
  Serenity Garden Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Hammac Cemetery (AL)
  Nokomis Church Cemetery (AL)
  Freemanville Church Cemetery (AL)
  Sullivan Cemetery (AL)
  Robinsonville Church Cemetery (AL)
  Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Cemetery (FL)
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 14 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Canoe Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Escambia County.

Bowman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freemanville Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freewill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Little Rock Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lucy Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moyeville Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poarch Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Robinsonville Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Serenity Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Canoe Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Serenity Garden Cemetery (FAG ID #26146)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Canoe Cemetery.

Atmore   [Map]Frisco City   [Map]Molino (FL)   [Map]
Barrineau Park (FL)   [Map]Goodway   [Map]Perdido   [Map]
Bay Minette   [Map]Huxford   [Map]Pollard   [Map]
Brewton   [Map]Jay (FL)   [Map]Range   [Map]
Century (FL)   [Map]Lenox   [Map]Riverview   [Map]
East Brewton   [Map]Little River   [Map]Stockton   [Map]
Excel   [Map]McDavid (FL)   [Map]Tensaw   [Map]
Flomaton   [Map]Megargel   [Map]Uriah   [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 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 Canoe Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #133761   (Name of Record: Canoe Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Escambia
Lat: 31.0601796     Lon: -87.4377586   [Map]
Elev: 91         Map Name: Atmore

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Escambia County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.us/

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: 31.0602, Longitude: -87.4378     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Canoe Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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