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Dowdy Cemetery
(Lauderdale County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Dowdy 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 Dowdy Cemetery...

The Dowdy Cemetery is located in Lauderdale County. The county seat for Lauderdale County is located in Florence.

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

Lat:   34.9181°   (34° 55' 5")

Lon:   -87.8353°   (-87° 50' 7")

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


 

  Dowdy Cemetery  


  Cooper Cemetery (TN)
  Simmons Cemetery (AL)
  Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery (TN)
  Sherrod Cemetery (AL)
  Balentine Cemetery (TN)
  Pearson Cemetery (AL)
  Barkley Cemetery (TN)
  Lipscomb Cemetery (AL)
  Darby Cemetery (TN)
  Johnson Cemetery (AL)
  Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery (AL)
  Duncan Cemetery (AL)
  Lindsey Cemetery (AL)
  Thompson Cemetery (AL)
  Pine Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Winbourn Cemetery (AL)
  Austin Cemetery (AL)
  Noel Cemetery (AL)
  Sharp Cemetery (AL)
  Walston Cemetery (AL)
  Paulk Cemetery (AL)
  Vaughn Cemetery (AL)
  Milford Cemetery (AL)
  Zion Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Simpson Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 53 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Dowdy Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Austin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Balentine Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barkley Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coffee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cooper Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Darby Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Duncan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flint Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Francis - King - Lucas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
George Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holt Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McAllister Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Milford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hope Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Noel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nolen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Chestnut Grove Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Darby Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Hayes Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parsonage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paulk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pearson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pigg Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sharp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Simpson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Underwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Winbourn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dowdy Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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 Dowdy Cemetery.

Arnot   [Map]Cypress Creek   [Map]Killen   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]McGee Town   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Doubleheads Village   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Caryton   [Map]Florence   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Cherokee   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Chickasaw   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Cloverdale   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Waterloo   [Map]
Crows Camp   [Map]Iron City (TN)   [Map]Wilson Dam   [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 professional and volunteer 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 it should be mentioned 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 Dowdy Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hickman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #117443   (Name of Record: Dowdy Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lauderdale
Lat: 34.9181416     Lon: -87.8353084   [Map]
Elev: 184         Map Name: Threet

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale 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: 34.9181, Longitude: -87.8353     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Dowdy Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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