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Carter Cemetery
(Covington County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Carter 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 Carter Cemetery...

The Carter Cemetery is located in Covington County. The county seat for Covington County is located in Andalusia.

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

Lat:   31.4374°   (31° 26' 14")

Lon:   -86.4069°   (-86° 24' 24")

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


 

  Carter Cemetery  


  Leon Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Oaky Streak Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
   Location verified
  Clark Cemetery
  Henderson Cemetery
  Dozier Cemetery
  Sweet Home Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  River Falls Cemetery
  Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Bozeman Cemetery
  Covington Memorial Gardens
  Mitchell Cemetery
  Magnolia Cemetery
  Rose Hill Cemetery
  Hillside Memorial Gardens
  Stewart Cemetery
  Johnson Memorial Cemetery
  Bryant Cemetery
  Sanford Baptist Church Cemetery
  Able Cemetery
  Southside Cemetery
  Gantt Cemetery
  Marshall Memorial Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Carter Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Able Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Antioch Cemetery (FAG ID #2231111)

Bozeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Covington Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dozier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gantt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hillside Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Leon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Carter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Carter Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]Dozier   [Map]Onycha   [Map]
Babbie   [Map]Gantt   [Map]Opp   [Map]
Beulah   [Map]Heath   [Map]Red Level   [Map]
Brantley   [Map]Horn Hill   [Map]River Falls   [Map]
Carolina   [Map]Libertyville   [Map]Sanford   [Map]
County Line   [Map]Merrill Mill   [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 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 Carter Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Covington 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    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes 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    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #133376   (Name of Record: Carter Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Covington
Lat: 31.437388     Lon: -86.406903   [Map]
Elev: 108         Map Name: Gantt

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Covington 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: 31.4374, Longitude: -86.4069     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Carter Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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