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(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 misaligned, 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.


 

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 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]Slaughter Landing   [Map]
Huntsville   [Map]New Hope   [Map]Triana   [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 - 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 Drake Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Williamson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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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Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

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 starting from . 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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