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Elk River Memorial Gardens
(Limestone County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Elk River Memorial Gardens 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 Elk River Memorial Gardens...

Elk River Memorial Gardens is located in Limestone County. The county seat for Limestone County is located in Athens.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Elk River Memorial Gardens

Lat:   34.8512°   (34° 51' 4")

Lon:   -87.1231°   (-87° 7' 23")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Elk River Memorial Gardens 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 Elk River Memorial Gardens.

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.


 

  Elk River Memorial Gardens  


  Collier Cemetery
  Shoemaker Cemetery
  Nelson Cemetery
  Weir Cemetery
  Grigsby Cemetery
  Pleasant Point Cemetery
  Barker Cemetery
  Davchport Cemetery
  Sandlin Cemetery
  Townsend Cemetery
  Higgens Cemetery
  Wallace Cemetery
  Johnson Cemetery
  Dement Cemetery
  Berea Cemetery
  Yarbrough Cemetery
  Collier Cemetery
  Hudson Cemetery
  Temperance Oak Cemetery
  Brooks Cemetery
  Lentzville Cemetery
  Hardy Cemetery
  Legg Cemetery
  Poplar Creek Cemetery
  Bedingfield Cemetery
  Poplar Creek Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 61 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Elk River Memorial Gardens. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bedingfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Berea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Browning Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Craig Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Cunningham Cemetery (FAG ID #22392)

Davchport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dement Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dupree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Farrow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gordon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hardy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higgens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hooie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hughey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Limestone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lucy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCully Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKinney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nelson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Riddle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ripley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tedd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Temperance Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Townsend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valley View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weir Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Witty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Elk River Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Elk River Memorial Gardens.

Anderson   [Map]Courtland   [Map]Lester   [Map]
Athens   [Map]Dells Vista Shores   [Map]Lexington   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Elkmont   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Estaville   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Cedar Hill   [Map]Estep   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Clifton   [Map]Garner   [Map]Tanner   [Map]
Corum   [Map]Harris Station   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Country Village   [Map]Hillsboro   [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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Elk River Memorial Gardens:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Limestone 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    
Franklin 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Franklin 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    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 Elk River Memorial Gardens ...

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 Elk River Memorial Gardens.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #137830   (Name of Record: Elk River Memorial Gardens)

Class: cemetery
County: Limestone
Lat: 34.8511978     Lon: -87.1230687   [Map]
Elev: 176         Map Name: Ripley

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.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: 34.8512, Longitude: -87.1231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Elk River Memorial Gardens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Elk River Memorial Gardens 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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