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Croft Cemetery
(Etowah County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Croft Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Croft 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 Croft Cemetery...

The Croft Cemetery is located in Etowah County. The county seat for Etowah County is located in Gadsden.

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

Lat:   34.1120°   (34° 6' 43")

Lon:   -85.8658°   (-85° 51' 56")

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


 

  Croft Cemetery  


  Boyd Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Sewell Cemetery
  Harbour Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
  Bristow Cemetery
  Parker Grove Cemetery
  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
  Smith Chapel Cemetery
  Patrick Cemetery
  Morrison Cemetery
  Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  Mackey Cemetery
  Weaver Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  Lebanon Cemetery
  Duck Springs Cemetery
  New Bethel Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Beth Israel Cemetery
  Shepard Cemetery
  New Bethel Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Croft Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #591836)

Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bristow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Duck Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harbour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hunts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mackey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mathis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parker Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pratt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shepard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tillison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Croft Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Croft Cemetery.

Adelia   [Map]Collins   [Map]Leesburg   [Map]
Alabama City   [Map]Collinsville   [Map]Mount Vernon   [Map]
Ballplay   [Map]Coloma   [Map]Rainbow City   [Map]
Banner   [Map]Cotnam   [Map]Reece City   [Map]
Bennettsville   [Map]Crossville   [Map]Ridgeville   [Map]
Black Creek Falls   [Map]Dawson   [Map]Sand Rock   [Map]
Centre   [Map]Edwardsville   [Map]Sardis City   [Map]
Coato Bend   [Map]Gadsden   [Map]Turkey Town   [Map]
Coat's Bend   [Map]Glencoe   [Map]Whitesboro   [Map]
Cobb City   [Map]Hokes Bluff   [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 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 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 Croft Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #164228   (Name of Record: Croft Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Etowah
Lat: 34.112041     Lon: -85.8658022   [Map]
Elev: 175         Map Name: Ballplay

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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: 34.1120, Longitude: -85.8658     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Croft Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Croft 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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