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(Clarke County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Franks Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Franks Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Franks Cemetery...

The Franks Cemetery is located in Clarke County. The county seat for Clarke County is located in Grove Hill.

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

Lat:   31.4596°   (31° 27' 34")

Lon:   -87.6986°   (-87° 41' 54")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Franks Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Franks Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Clarke County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Franks Cemetery.

Frisco City   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Grove Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Franks Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Franks Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Cammack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Cedar Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Claiborne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Coleman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Forman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Gaddies Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Hearin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Hotel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Jackson Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Linder Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Franks Cemetery
 
McConnico Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Mineola Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2258865)
 
Parker Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Pine Crest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Puyear Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Road Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Franks Cemetery
 
Shomo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Franks Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Franks Cemetery.

Alma   [Map]Grove Hill   [Map]Saint Stephen's   [Map]
Bassetts Creek   [Map]Huxford   [Map]Scratch Ankle   [Map]
Carlton   [Map]Jackson   [Map]Stave Creek   [Map]
Dickinson   [Map]Leroy   [Map]Sunflower   [Map]
Excel   [Map]Little River   [Map]Tensaw   [Map]
Finchburg   [Map]Megargel   [Map]Uriah   [Map]
Frisco City   [Map]Mexia   [Map]Wagarville   [Map]
Gainestown   [Map]Perdue Hill   [Map]Walker Springs   [Map]
Goodway   [Map]Rockville   [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 like to start with 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 it should be mentioned 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 Franks Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Clarke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #133625   (Name of Record: Franks Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clarke
Lat: 31.4596082     Lon: -87.6986048   [Map]
Elev: 85         Map Name: Gainestown

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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: 31.4596, Longitude: -87.6986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Franks Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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