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Fortner Cemetery
(Marion County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Fortner 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 Fortner Cemetery...

The Fortner Cemetery is located in Marion County. The county seat for Marion County is located in Hamilton.

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

Lat:   34.2995°   (34° 17' 58")

Lon:   -87.7692°   (-87° 46' 9")

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


 

  Fortner Cemetery  


  Stone Cemetery
  Center Point Cemetery
   Location verified
  Wade Cemetery
  Lindsey Cemetery
  Grissom Cemetery
   Location verified
  Miller Cemetery
  Cleveland Cemetery
  Bear Creek #1 Cemetery
  Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cedar Tree Cemetery
   Location verified
  Brock Cemetery
  John Bull Cemetery
  Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Factory Cemetery
  Phil Campbell Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bear Creek Cemetery
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cochran Family Cemetery
  J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery
   Location verified
  Lower Cemetery
  Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mountain Home Cemetery
  Lindsey Cemetery
  Burnt House Cemetery
  Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Fairview Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Fortner Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arnold Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bear Creek #1 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Brock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burleson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burnt House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Tree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Cedar Tree Cemetery (FAG ID #22039)

Center Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Chestnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cochran Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Winston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Winston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dime Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dooley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Factory Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Federick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Ireland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
John Bull Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mars Hill Community Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moorman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location is estimated<4>
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Ireland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Old Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phil Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Winston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trinity Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Weatherly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wingo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Fortner Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Fortner Cemetery.

Bear Creek   [Map]Farriss   [Map]Natural Bridge   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Hackleburg   [Map]Phil Campbell   [Map]
Boar Tush   [Map]Haleyville   [Map]Red Bay   [Map]
Brilliant   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Delmar   [Map]Lynn   [Map]Twin   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Vina   [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 - although 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 Fortner Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Marion 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    
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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118525   (Name of Record: Fortner Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Marion
Lat: 34.2995415     Lon: -87.7691968   [Map]
Elev: 260         Map Name: Hackleburg

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 34.2995, Longitude: -87.7692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Fortner Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Fortner 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 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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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