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(Houston County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Gates of Heaven 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 Gates of Heaven Cemetery...

The Gates of Heaven Cemetery is located in Houston County. The county seat for Houston County is located in Dothan.

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

Lat:   31.2518°   (31° 15' 6")

Lon:   -85.3608°   (-85° 21' 38")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Gates of Heaven 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 Gates of Heaven 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.


 

  Gates of Heaven Cemetery  


  West Side Cemetery
  Memory Hill Cemetery
  East Side Cemetery
  Hurts Chapel Cemetery
  Gardens of Memory Cemetery
  Cowarts Cemetery
  Magnolia Cemetery
  Mt. Gilead Cemetery
  Sunset Memorial Park
   Location verified
  Selma Cemetery
   Location verified
  Beulah Cemetery
  Crestlawn Cemetery
  Webb Cemetery
  Bluff Springs Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Ashford City Cemetery
  Poplar Spring Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  Clark Cemetery
  Piney Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Dothan City Cemetery
  Cowarts Creek Cemetery
  Little Vine Cemetery
  Memphis Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ashford City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Henry County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cowarts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cowarts Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Crestlawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dothan City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
East Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Henry County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hurts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Dale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Memory Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Memphis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Henry County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Henry County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Selma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Selma Cemetery (FAG ID #<2594112>)
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Dale County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Sunset Memorial Park (FAG ID #<263430>)
 
Webb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
West Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery
 - Located in Henry County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Gates of Heaven Cemetery.

Ashford   [Map]Kinsey   [Map]Parish   [Map]
Avon   [Map]Malvern   [Map]Parker Village   [Map]
Cowarts   [Map]Merritts Crossroads   [Map]Pinckard   [Map]
Dothan   [Map]Midland City   [Map]Rehobeth   [Map]
Grimes   [Map]Napier Field   [Map]Taylor   [Map]
Headland   [Map]Newville   [Map]Webb   [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 websites 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 Gates of Heaven Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gadsden County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Baker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #132297   (Name of Record: Gates of Heaven Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Houston
Lat: 31.2518418     Lon: -85.3607664   [Map]
Elev: 84         Map Name: Headland

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Houston County: www.houstoncounty.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: 31.2518, Longitude: -85.3608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Gates of Heaven Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Gates of Heaven 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . 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>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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