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Drake Cemetery
(Madison 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 six sections:

The Location of the Drake Cemetery...

The Drake Cemetery is located in Madison County. The county seat for Madison County is located in Huntsville.

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

Lat:   34.5623°   (34° 33' 44")

Lon:   -86.3983°   (-86° 23' 53")

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


 

  Drake Cemetery  


  Fleming Cemetery
  Neal Chapel Cemetery
  Hines Cemetery
  Buford Cemetery
  Collier Cemetery
  Kennamer Cemetery
  Parker Cemetery
  Cross Cemetery
  Brazelton Cemetery
  Hayden Cemetery
  Allison Cemetery
  Whittaker Cemetery
  Keel Cemetery
  Bush Cemetery
   Location verified
  Glover Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Moon Cemetery
  Stewart Cemetery
  Byrd Cemetery
  Mayo Cemetery
  Baker Cemetery
  Boggess Cemetery
  Chandler Cemetery
  Hines Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Drake Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beech Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boggess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Buford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bullock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Bush Cemetery (FAG ID #21894)

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chandler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Click Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cloud Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cobb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cochrane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Echols Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fleming Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fowler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grayson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hayden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hayes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Honeycomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Humpton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Keel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Logan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Panquin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Short Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Winton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Drake 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 Drake Cemetery.

Big Cove   [Map]Fort Deposit   [Map]Morgan City   [Map]
Brownsboro   [Map]Friendship   [Map]New Hope   [Map]
Columbus City Ferry   [Map]Grant   [Map]Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
Columbus City   [Map]Greenwycke Village   [Map]Paint Rock   [Map]
Dodsonville   [Map]Guntersville   [Map]Ryland   [Map]
Dry Cove   [Map]Gurley   [Map]Scant City   [Map]
English Village   [Map]Huntsville   [Map]Trenton   [Map]
Ferns Quarter   [Map]Lacey's Spring   [Map]Union Grove   [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 Drake Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #117455   (Name of Record: Drake Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Madison
Lat: 34.5623118     Lon: -86.3983198   [Map]
Elev: 187         Map Name: New Hope

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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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: 34.5623, Longitude: -86.3983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Drake Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Drake 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning 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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