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Henson Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Henson 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 Henson Cemetery...

The Henson 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 Henson Cemetery

Lat:   34.6043°   (34° 36' 15")

Lon:   -87.7056°   (-87° 42' 20")

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


 

  Henson Cemetery  


  Richardson Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Byrd Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Holland Cemetery
  Tharp Cemetery
  Huff Cemetery
  Osborn Hill Cemetery
  Henson Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
   Location verified
  Ligon Cemetery
  Hyde Cemetery
  New Bethel Memorial Cemetery
  Jonesboro Cemetery
   Location verified
  Underwood Cemetery
  Robinson Cemetery
   Location verified
  County Farm Cemetery
  Ramsey Cemetery
   Location verified
  Gadd Cemetery
  Burnt Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Isbell Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Franklin Memory Gardens
   Location verified
  Mitchell Cemetery
  Kirkland Cemetery
   Location verified
  Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Devaney Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 52 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Henson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bob Saint Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location is estimated<4>
Bobo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location is estimated
Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Devaney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Donley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Gadd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Guy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hyde Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Luketown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location is estimated
New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Osborn Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pennington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Sadler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tharp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tharptown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Underwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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 Henson Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Littleville   [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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Henson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin 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    
Lee 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    
McNairy 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 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 Henson 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 Henson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #119983   (Name of Record: Henson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.6042591     Lon: -87.7055864   [Map]
Elev: 225         Map Name: Russellville

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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: 34.6043, Longitude: -87.7056     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Henson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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