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(DeKalb County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Collins Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Collins 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 the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Collins Cemetery...

The Collins Cemetery is located in DeKalb County. The county seat for DeKalb County is located in Fort Payne.

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

Lat:   34.2665°   (34° 15' 59")

Lon:   -85.8630°   (-85° 51' 46")

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

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


 

  Collins Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Collins Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in DeKalb County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Collins Cemetery.

Centre   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Crossville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Fyffe   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Collins Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Etowah County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #591836)
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Bristow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Etowah County
 
Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Downer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Etowah County
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Harbour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Hunts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Killian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Longshore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Mackey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Mathis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the New Testament Holiness Cemetery (FAG ID #2283689)
 
Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Patrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Etowah County
 
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Etowah County
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Plunket Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Sand Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Wesson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Collins Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Collins Cemetery.

Ballplay   [Map]Cotnam   [Map]Lakeview   [Map]
Bootsville   [Map]Crossville   [Map]Leesburg   [Map]
Centre   [Map]Dawson   [Map]Lickskillet   [Map]
Chigger Hill   [Map]Dog Town   [Map]Mount Vernon   [Map]
Clyde   [Map]Douglas   [Map]Pine Ridge   [Map]
Coato Bend   [Map]Floy   [Map]Sand Rock   [Map]
Coat's Bend   [Map]Fyffe   [Map]Shiloh   [Map]
Collinsville   [Map]Geraldine   [Map]Turkey Town   [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 begin 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 - you should note 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 Collins Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #150163   (Name of Record: Collins Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: DeKalb
Lat: 34.266482     Lon: -85.8630252   [Map]
Elev: 217         Map Name: Portersville

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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: 34.2665, Longitude: -85.8630     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Collins Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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