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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:   34.6834°   (34° 41' 0")

Lon:   -86.5533°   (-86° 33' 11")

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, 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.


 

  Drake Cemetery  


  Rowe Cemetery
  Drake Cemetery
  Glenwood Cemetery
  Dunkin Cemetery
  Maple Hill Cemetery
  Lanier Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Donegan Cemetery
  Merrimack Cemetery
  Bailey Cemetery
  Moore - Holmes Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Landman Cemetery
  Jordan - Lanier Cemetery
  Matkins Cemetery
  Morris Cemetery
  Williams Cemetery
  Lyon Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Grayson Cemetery
  McDonnell Cemetery
  Hobbs Cemetery
  Sivley Cemetery
  Richards Cemetery
  Pickens Cemetery
  Burns Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 80 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.

Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bradford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brandon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Buford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cobb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Donegan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Drake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
East Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Echols Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Farley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fennil Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fleming Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grayson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hayes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jordan - Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lacey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lacey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Landman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lyon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Matkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Merrimack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Normal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Northside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pickens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Potts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ryland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sivley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sublett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tally Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylor Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Timmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valhalla Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Drake Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) 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 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Drake Cemetery.

Big Cove   [Map]Lacey's Spring   [Map]Normal   [Map]
Brownsboro   [Map]Lincoln   [Map]Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
Country Village   [Map]Madison   [Map]Paint Rock   [Map]
English Village   [Map]Mercury   [Map]Rideout Village   [Map]
Greenwycke Village   [Map]Meridianville   [Map]Ryland   [Map]
Gurley   [Map]Moore's Mill   [Map]Triana   [Map]
Huntsville   [Map]New Hope   [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 start with 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 - you should note 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 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    
Colbert 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       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    
Lawrence 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    
Marshall 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 #117456   (Name of Record: Drake Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Madison
Lat: 34.6834244     Lon: -86.5533245   [Map]
Elev: 195         Map Name: Huntsville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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: 34.6834, Longitude: -86.5533     [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 'straight-line' 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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