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Gravel Hill Cemetery
(Franklin County, Alabama)


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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 Gravel Hill Cemetery...

The Gravel Hill Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Russellville.

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

Lat:   34.5328°   (34° 31' 58")

Lon:   -87.6732°   (-87° 40' 23")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Gravel Hill 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 verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


 

  Gravel Hill Cemetery  


  Tharp Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Luketown Cemetery
  Osborn Hill Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Sadler Cemetery
  Hyde Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Old Town Cemetery
  Aycock Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Number 6 Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Robinson Cemetery
  Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  Ramsey Cemetery
  Counts Cemetery
  Franklin Memory Gardens
  Orman Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Pennington Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Devaney Cemetery
  Kirk Cemetery
  Bobo Cemetery
   Estimated location<2>
  Sargent Cemetery
  Tharptown Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Knights of Pythias Cemetery
  Drake Cemetery
   Estimated location

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 42 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Gravel Hill Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bethsaida Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Bobo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cherry Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Counts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Devaney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Drake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hyde Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Kirk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Luketown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Orman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pennington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sadler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sargent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Tharp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gravel Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Bear Creek   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Phil Campbell   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Muck City   [Map]Tuscumbia   [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 Gravel Hill Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin 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    
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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
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    
Giles County (TN):       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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Gravel Hill 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 Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #119261   (Name of Record: Gravel Hill Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 34.5328718     Lon: -87.6733636   [Map]
Elev: 236         Map Name: Russellville

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Gravel Hill Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5328, Longitude: -87.6732     [Map].

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