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Finley Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Finley 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 Finley Cemetery...

The Finley Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.6390°   (34° 38' 20")

Lon:   -88.1053°   (-88° 6' 19")

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


 

  Finley Cemetery  


  Nunley Cemetery (MS)
  Paradise Cemetery (MS)
  Nunley Cemetery (MS)
  Tishomingo Cemetery (MS)
  Liberty Cemetery (AL)
  Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park (AL)
  Alsobrook Cemetery (AL)
  Highland Cemetery (MS)
  Richard Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Forest Grove Cemetery (MS)
  Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Bethany Cemetery (MS)
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (AL)
  Russell Cemetery (AL)
  Salem Cemetery (MS)
  Sally Burns Cemetery (AL)
  Twitty Cemetery (AL)
  Old Union Cemetery (MS)
  Bethlehem Cemetery (MS)
  James Cemetery (AL)
  Martin Cemetery (MS)
  Bolton Cemetery (AL)
  Carter Branch Cemetery (MS)
  Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Johnson Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Site Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Finley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alsobrook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethany Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boggs Chapel Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bolton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Branch Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Forest Grove Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Highland Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Key Underwood Coondog Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Mann Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nunley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nunley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Union Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paradise Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pittsburg Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Richard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sally Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tishomingo Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Finley Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Twitty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Finley 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Finley Cemetery.

Belgreen   [Map]Crows Camp   [Map]Iuka (MS)   [Map]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]Denton   [Map]Paden (MS)   [Map]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]Doubleheads Village   [Map]Red Bay   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]
Caryton   [Map]Golden (MS)   [Map]Vina   [Map]
Cherokee   [Map]Good Springs   [Map]Waterloo   [Map]
Chickasaw   [Map]Green Tree   [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 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 - 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 Finley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
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    
Pontotoc County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardeman 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    
McNairy 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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 Finley 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 Finley Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118286   (Name of Record: Finley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.6389822     Lon: -88.1053183   [Map]
Elev: 167         Map Name: Bishop

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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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: 34.6390, Longitude: -88.1053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Finley Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Finley 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins 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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