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Donley Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Donley Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Donley 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 Donley Cemetery...

The Donley Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.6898°   (34° 41' 23")

Lon:   -87.7525°   (-87° 45' 8")

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

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


 

  Donley Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Cherokee   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Muscle Shoals   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Donley Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Donley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Basden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Donley Cemetery
 
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Gadd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Guy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Keeton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Donley Cemetery
 
New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Pride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Rutland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Underwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Donley Cemetery
 
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Donley Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Donley Cemetery.

Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Cherokee   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Slickrock Ford   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Denton   [Map]McGee Town   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Doubleheads Village   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Florence   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [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 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 Donley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #117374   (Name of Record: Donley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.6898128     Lon: -87.7525314   [Map]
Elev: 138         Map Name: Pride

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.6898, Longitude: -87.7525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Donley Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Donley 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting 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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