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Higdon Cemetery
(Jackson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Higdon 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 Higdon Cemetery...

The Higdon Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Scottsboro.

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

Lat:   34.8490°   (34° 50' 56")

Lon:   -85.6333°   (-85° 37' 59")

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


 

  Higdon Cemetery  


  Harris Chapel Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Maxwell Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Ebenezer Cemetery (AL)
  Swafford Cemetery (AL)
  Porter Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)
  Reeves Cemetery (GA)
  Newman Cemetery (GA)
  Williams Cemetery (AL)
  Newby Cemetery (AL)
  Potato Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Countess Cemetery (AL)
  Gray Cemetery (AL)
  Payne Cemetery (AL)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  Long Cemetery (GA)
  Moore Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Steele Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Lawn Cemetery (AL)
  Cagle Cemetery (AL)
  Stephens Cemetery (GA)
  Beulahs Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Ridley Cemetery (AL)
  Beulah Chapel Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Daniel Cemetery (GA)
  Weldon Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Abbott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location has been verified
Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Company Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Countess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Daniel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Easley Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hanna Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Long Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newman Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Porter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reeves Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Steele Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stephens Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Straightway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swafford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trenton Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wells Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whit Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Higdon Cemetery.

Bridgeport   [Map]Ider   [Map]Richard City (TN)   [Map]
Browns Valley   [Map]Jasper (TN)   [Map]Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
Bryant   [Map]Kensington (GA)   [Map]South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]Kimball (TN)   [Map]Stevenson   [Map]
Copenhagen   [Map]New Hope (TN)   [Map]Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]
Flat Rock   [Map]New Town   [Map]Trenton (GA)   [Map]
Higdon   [Map]Orme (TN)   [Map]Wildwood (GA)   [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 Higdon Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Murray County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bledsoe County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meigs County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Warren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #120047   (Name of Record: Higdon Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 34.8489687     Lon: -85.6333016   [Map]
Elev: 410         Map Name: Flat Rock

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jackson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 34.8490, Longitude: -85.6333     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Higdon Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Higdon 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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