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Dancy Cemetery
(Pickens County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Dancy 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 Dancy Cemetery...

The Dancy Cemetery is located in Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.0040°   (33° 0' 14")

Lon:   -88.2931°   (-88° 17' 35")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Dancy 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 Dancy 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Dancy Cemetery  


  Memphis Cemetery (AL)
  White Cemetery (AL)
  Cedar Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Cooksville Cemetery (MS)
  McCaa Cemetery (AL)
  Hargrove Cemetery (AL)
  Trantham Cemetery (AL)
  Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Cluster Cemetery (AL)
  Hutton Cemetery (AL)
  Hebron Church Cemetery (AL)
  Mobley Cemetery (AL)
  Old Bethany Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery (AL)
  William Cemetery (AL)
  Jamestown Cemetery (AL)
  Prairie Ridge Cemetery (MS)
  Coleman Cemetery (AL)
  Jones Cemetery (AL)
  Watts Cemetery (AL)
  Adams Cemetery (AL)
  Old Wahalak Cemetery (MS)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Binnsville Cemetery (MS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Binnsville Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Kemper County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cluster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cooksville Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jamestown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCaa Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Memphis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prairie Ridge Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
William Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dancy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Dancy Cemetery.

Aliceville   [Map]Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]Memphis   [Map]
Beaver Town   [Map]Emelle   [Map]Panola   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Gainesville   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Boligee   [Map]Geiger   [Map]Scooba (MS)   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]Macon (MS)   [Map]Shuqualak (MS)   [Map]
Clinton   [Map]McMullen   [Map]Union   [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 Dancy Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158603   (Name of Record: Dancy Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.0040161     Lon: -88.2930887   [Map]
Elev: 58         Map Name: Dancy

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pickens 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: 33.0040, Longitude: -88.2931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Dancy Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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