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Fords Cemetery
(Walker County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Fords 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 Fords Cemetery...

The Fords Cemetery is located in Walker County. The county seat for Walker County is located in Jasper.

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

Lat:   33.6612°   (33° 39' 40")

Lon:   -87.1814°   (-87° 10' 53")

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


 

  Fords Cemetery  


  Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Shanghai Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Bagley Bend Cemetery
  Walker Cemetery
   Location verified
  Franklin Cemetery
  Bolden Cemetery
   Location verified
  Maben Cemetery
  Davis Cemetery
  Rowe Cemetery
  Mt. Cedrum Cemetery
  Busby Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Waiting Place Cemetery
   Location verified
  Gray Cemetery
  Miller Cemetery
  Leonard Cemetery
  Prescott Cemetery
  Brasfield Cemetery
   Location verified
  Atwood Cemetery
  Friendship Cemetery
  Salter Cemetery
  Pleasant Field Cemetery
  Heard Shoal Cemetery
  Goodsprings Cemetery
  Dug Hill Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Fords Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Atwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bolden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brasfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Brasfield Cemetery (FAG ID #2168058)

Busby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Franklin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Leonard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maben Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prescott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Salter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shanghai Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Waiting Place Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Fords Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Fords Cemetery.

Adamsville   [Map]Graysville   [Map]Reeds Ferry   [Map]
Alden   [Map]Jasper   [Map]Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
Barney   [Map]Maytown   [Map]Rock Creek   [Map]
Black Warrior Town   [Map]Mulga   [Map]Sayre   [Map]
Burnwell   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Sipsey   [Map]
Cardiff   [Map]Oakahalla   [Map]Sumiton   [Map]
Cordova   [Map]Oakman   [Map]Sylvan Springs   [Map]
Dora   [Map]Parrish   [Map]Twilley Town   [Map]
Empire   [Map]Pinkney City   [Map]West Jefferson   [Map]
Goodsprings   [Map]Quinton   [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 begin with 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 Fords Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #162314   (Name of Record: Fords Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Walker
Lat: 33.6612189     Lon: -87.1813889   [Map]
Elev: 95         Map Name: Goodsprings

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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: 33.6612, Longitude: -87.1814     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Fords Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Fords 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 that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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