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Gargis Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Gargis 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 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 Gargis Cemetery...

The Gargis 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 Gargis Cemetery

Lat:   34.6920°   (34° 41' 31")

Lon:   -87.5592°   (-87° 33' 33")

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

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


 

  Gargis Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 49 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Gargis Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (FAG ID #24734)
 
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Rand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
String Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gargis Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gargis Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Gargis Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Gargis Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Gargis 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 Gargis Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118833   (Name of Record: Gargis Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.6920344     Lon: -87.5591936   [Map]
Elev: 174         Map Name: Leighton

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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: 34.6920, Longitude: -87.5592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Gargis Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Gargis 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 starting 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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