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Our GPS coordinates for the Gowan 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 Gowan Cemetery...

The Gowan Cemetery is located in Madison County. The county seat for Madison County is located in Huntsville.

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

Lat:   34.6334°   (34° 38' 0")

Lon:   -86.7053°   (-86° 42' 19")

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


 

  Gowan Cemetery  


  Faith Memorial Cemetery
  New Haven Cemetery
  Green Grove Cemetery
  Arnett Cemetery
  Hancock Cemetery
  Lanier Cemetery
  Lipscomb Cemetery
  Jordan Cemetery
  Inman Cemetery
  Rowe Cemetery
  Ragland Cemetery
  Lanier Cemetery
  Jamar Cemetery
  Barclay - Teney Cemetery
  Fennil Cemetery
  Groves Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Simpson Cemetery
  Holding Cemetery
  Clark Cemetery
  Wiggins Cemetery
  Simpson Cemetery
  Moore Cemetery
  Penland - Cooper Cemetery
  Jordan Cemetery
  Triana Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 67 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Gowan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ballinger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Barclay - Teney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Batts - Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bibb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blackwell - Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Camper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dickson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Donegan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Draper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Draper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Draper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Faith Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Farley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Fennil Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gooch - Dublin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Groves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hancock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Horton - Joiner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Inman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jamar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Joiner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jordan - Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lacey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lacey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Landman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lanier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lynch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Madison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Matkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Haven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Triana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Palmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peete Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Peete Cemetery (FAG ID #<25327>)
 
Penland - Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ragland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Royal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Simpson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Simpson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Tate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Timmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Triana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Washington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Whitworth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wiggins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Withers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Woodward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gowan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Gowan Cemetery.

Belle Mina   [Map]Greenwycke Village   [Map]Normal   [Map]
Big Cove   [Map]Harris Station   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Bluff City   [Map]Harvest   [Map]Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]Huntsville   [Map]Priceville   [Map]
Capshaw   [Map]Lacey's Spring   [Map]Rideout Village   [Map]
Country Village   [Map]Lincoln   [Map]Ryland   [Map]
Country Village   [Map]Madison   [Map]Slaughter Landing   [Map]
Decatur   [Map]Mercury   [Map]Somerville   [Map]
English Village   [Map]Mooresville   [Map]Swancott   [Map]
Garner   [Map]Morgan City   [Map]Triana   [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 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 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 Gowan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149964   (Name of Record: Gowan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Madison
Lat: 34.6334249     Lon: -86.7052747   [Map]
Elev: 172         Map Name: Madison

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.al.us/

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: 34.6334, Longitude: -86.7053     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Gowan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Gowan 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' distance from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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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