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Forehand Cemetery
(Monroe County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Forehand 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 Forehand Cemetery...

The Forehand Cemetery is located in Monroe County. The county seat for Monroe County is located in Monroeville.

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

Lat:   31.6324°   (31° 37' 56")

Lon:   -87.4772°   (-87° 28' 37")

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


 

  Forehand Cemetery  


  Kennedy Cemetery
  Bryant - Deer Cemetery
  Powell Cemetery
  Bryant Cemetery
  Gates Cemetery
  Hearin Cemetery
  Wright Cemetery
  Ridge Cemetery
  York Cemetery
  Carry Mt. Cemetery
  Red Hills Cemetery
  Claiborne Cemetery
  Fellowship Cemetery
  Old Salem Cemetery
  St. Peter Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Springhill Cemetery
  Hillcrest Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Mexia Cemetery
  Indian Ridge Cemetery
  Wiggins Cemetery
  Amity Cemetery
  McConnico Cemetery
  Williams Cemetery
  Linder Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Forehand Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bryant - Deer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carry Mt. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Claiborne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McConnico Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mexia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springhill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
York Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Forehand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Forehand Cemetery.

Beatrice   [Map]Frisco City   [Map]Monroeville   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]Fulton   [Map]Perdue Hill   [Map]
Burnt Corn   [Map]Gainestown   [Map]Peterman   [Map]
Coy   [Map]Grove Hill   [Map]Scratch Ankle   [Map]
Dickinson   [Map]Lovan   [Map]Tunnel Springs   [Map]
Excel   [Map]Lower Peach Tree   [Map]Vredenburgh   [Map]
Finchburg   [Map]Megargel   [Map]Walker Springs   [Map]
Franklin   [Map]Mexia   [Map]Whatley   [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 Forehand Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805649   (Name of Record: Forehand Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Monroe
Lat: 31.63238     Lon: -87.477213   [Map]
Elev: 60         Map Name: Franklin

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Monroe County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 31.6324, Longitude: -87.4772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Forehand Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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