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Drake Cemetery
(Franklin County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Drake 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 five sections:

The Location of the Drake Cemetery...

The Drake Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Russellville.

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

Lat:   34.4703°   (34° 28' 13")

Lon:   -87.6758°   (-87° 40' 32")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Drake Cemetery has been estimated.<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Drake 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 verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


 

  Drake Cemetery  


  Ramsey Cemetery
  Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  Franklin Memory Gardens
  Counts Cemetery
  Kirkland Cemetery
  Wilson - Nooe Cemetery
  Gravel Hill Cemetery
  Orman Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Devaney Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Bobo Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Kirk Cemetery
  Tharptown Cemetery
  Sargent Cemetery
  Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
  Luketown Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Sadler Cemetery
  Rea Cemetery
  Old Town Cemetery
  Gray Rock Cemetery
  Number 6 Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<3>
  Sibley Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Blue Springs Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Drake Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Bobo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Counts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Denton Hollow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Devaney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Dooley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Duboise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Gray Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Hyde Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Keelen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kimbrough Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Kirk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Luketown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
McWright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Orman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pennington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Pounders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sadler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sargent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Steadham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Wingo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Drake Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Bear Creek   [Map]Hackleburg   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Haleyville   [Map]Phil Campbell   [Map]
Boar Tush   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Furnace Hill   [Map]Muck City   [Map]Tuscumbia   [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 begin with 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 Drake Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale 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    
Walker 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    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe 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    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Franklin 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: 34.4703, Longitude: -87.6758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Drake Cemetery have been estimated.

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Drake Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<3>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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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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