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Cotton Cemetery
(Elmore County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Cotton Cemetery ...

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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 Cotton Cemetery...

The Cotton Cemetery is located in Elmore County. The county seat for Elmore County is located in Wetumpka.

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

Lat:   32.6843°   (32° 41' 3")

Lon:   -86.0196°   (-86° 1' 10")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Cotton 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.


 

  Cotton Cemetery  


  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Lovejoy Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
   Location verified
  Watson Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Friendship Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Lindsey Cemetery
  Guthrie Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bethesda Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
   Location verified
  Equality Cemetery
  Bullard Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Harmony Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hornsby Cemetery
  Prospect Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sheppard Cemetery
  County Line Cemetery
   Location verified
  Wall Cemetery
  Harmony Cemetery
  Green Cemetery
  Benson - Bethel Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Mann Cemetery
  Good Hope Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Cotton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location is estimated
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS<3>
Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bullard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Equality Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Harmony Cemetery (FAG ID #23272)

Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Prospect Cemetery (FAG ID #25666)

Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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 Cotton Cemetery.

Agricola   [Map]Eclectic   [Map]Liberty City   [Map]
Alexander City   [Map]Equality   [Map]Our Town   [Map]
Alkehatchee   [Map]Erie   [Map]Ray   [Map]
Benson   [Map]Fusihatchi   [Map]Reeltown   [Map]
Blue Ridge   [Map]Hissop   [Map]Rockford   [Map]
Claud   [Map]Holtville   [Map]Tallapoosa City   [Map]
Dadeville   [Map]Jacksons' Gap   [Map]Tallassee   [Map]
East Tallassee   [Map]Kent   [Map]Titus   [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 visit 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 Cotton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #137173   (Name of Record: Cotton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Elmore
Lat: 32.6845745     Lon: -86.0194079   [Map]
Elev: 201         Map Name: Eclectic

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Footnotes ...

<1>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Cotton Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6843, Longitude: -86.0196     [Map].

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<3>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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