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Cotton Cemetery
(Russell County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Cotton 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 Cotton Cemetery...

The Cotton Cemetery is located in Russell County. The county seat for Russell County is located in Phenix City.

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

Lat:   32.2213°   (32° 13' 16")

Lon:   -84.9816°   (-84° 58' 53")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Cotton 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 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  


  Sunset Memorial Gardens (AL)
  Mathis Cemetery (GA)
  Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery (AL)
  Wesley Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Bass Cemetery (AL)
  Fitzgerald Cemetery (GA)
  Wilkinson Cemetery (GA)
  Browder Cemetery (AL)
  Harmony Cemetery (GA)
  Mount Mariah Baptist Church Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Seale United Methodist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Union Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Oswichee Cemetery (AL)
  McClendon Cemetery (AL)
  Goodhope Cemetery (GA)
  Trinity Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Pittsview Cemetery (AL)
  Florence Cemetery (GA)
  Pittsview Cemetery (AL)
  Williams Cemetery (AL)
  Irena Methodist Church Cemetery (GA)
  Providence Cemetery (GA)
  Armour Cemetery (GA)
  Bluff Springs AME Church Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Thomas Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. McKeithan Baptist Church Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Cotton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Armour Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bluff Springs AME Church Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Fitzgerald Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Florence Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goodhope Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Chattahoochee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Irena Methodist Church Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mathis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McClendon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mount Mariah Baptist Church Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Oswichee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pittsview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thomas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trinity Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Stewart County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Located in Lee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Cotton Cemetery.

Baker Village (GA)   [Map]Fontaine Village   [Map]Lumpkin (GA)   [Map]
Bibb City (GA)   [Map]Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]
Big Eddy   [Map]Fort Mitchell   [Map]Omaha (GA)   [Map]
City Village (GA)   [Map]Hatchechubbee   [Map]Phenix City   [Map]
Columbus (GA)   [Map]Heineburg Village (GA)   [Map]Pittsview   [Map]
Cottonton   [Map]Holy Trinity   [Map]Richland (GA)   [Map]
Crawford   [Map]Ladonia   [Map]Seale   [Map]
Cusseta (GA)   [Map]Louvale (GA)   [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 websites 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 Cotton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Russell 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    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Schley County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Terrell County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Russell County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Russell 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 #116683   (Name of Record: Cotton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Russell
Lat: 32.2212624     Lon: -84.9815959   [Map]
Elev: 79         Map Name: Union

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: 32.2213, Longitude: -84.9816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Cotton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Cotton 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins 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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