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Grissom Cemetery
(Lauderdale County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Grissom Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, 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 Grissom Cemetery...

The Grissom Cemetery is located in Lauderdale County. The county seat for Lauderdale County is located in Florence.

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

Lat:   34.9756°   (34° 58' 32")

Lon:   -87.4256°   (-87° 25' 32")

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


 

  Grissom Cemetery  


  Fairview Cemetery (TN)
  Pettus Cemetery (AL)
  Hall Cemetery (TN)
  Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (TN)
  Allen Cemetery (AL)
  St. Marys Cemetery (TN)
  Shelton Cemetery (AL)
  St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)
  Thompson Cemetery (AL)
  Holland Cemetery (TN)
  Scott Cemetery (AL)
  McDougal Cemetery (TN)
  Stutts Cemetery (AL)
  Green Cemetery (AL)
  Wright Cemetery (AL)
  Peppertown Cemetery (TN)
  Pettus Cemetery (AL)
  Moore Cemetery (AL)
  Crow Cemetery (AL)
  Portertown Cemetery (AL)
  Perry Cemetery (AL)
  New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Barnett Cemetery (AL)
  Richardson Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Cox Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 44 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Grissom Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bishop Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cottrell Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holland Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Home Sweet Home Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Grove Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Loretto Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Loretto Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDougal Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2323740)

Peppertown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Perry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pettus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pettus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Portertown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Joseph Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Marys Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Second Creek Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Stutts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stutts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Grissom Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Grissom Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Cedar Hill   [Map]Lexington   [Map]
Arnot   [Map]Corum   [Map]Loretto (TN)   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Estep   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Belew   [Map]Green Hill   [Map]Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Iron City (TN)   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Killen   [Map]Zip City   [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 - 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 Grissom Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale 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    
Franklin 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    
Madison 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       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    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hickman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis 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    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 Grissom 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 Grissom Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #119430   (Name of Record: Grissom Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lauderdale
Lat: 34.9756388     Lon: -87.4255774   [Map]
Elev: 214         Map Name: Center Hill

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 34.9756, Longitude: -87.4256     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Grissom Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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