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(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Higganbotham Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Higganbotham 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 the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Higganbotham Cemetery...

The Higganbotham Cemetery is located in Shelby County. The county seat for Shelby County is located in Columbiana.

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

Lat:   33.2173°   (33° 13' 2")

Lon:   -87.0255°   (-87° 1' 31")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Higganbotham Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Higganbotham Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Shelby County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Higganbotham Cemetery.

Bessemer   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Blocton - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
West Blocton   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Higganbotham Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Boothton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 
Caffee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Camp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave<5> entry for the Camp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2401110)
 
Fairington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
George Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 
Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 
Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Linholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Pickens County
 
Massey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
McKensey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
McKinney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #26231)
 
Shiney Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 
Smithson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County

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 Higganbotham Cemetery.

Abernant   [Map]Corinne   [Map]Maylene   [Map]
Adger   [Map]Eddings   [Map]McCalla   [Map]
Alabaster   [Map]Fikestown   [Map]Nash Town   [Map]
Bessemer   [Map]Green Pond   [Map]North Bibb   [Map]
Blocton   [Map]Greenwood   [Map]North Johns   [Map]
Brantleyville   [Map]Helena   [Map]Sawmill Town   [Map]
Bucktown   [Map]Italian Town   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Burmah   [Map]Kimbrell   [Map]Tannehill   [Map]
Cane Creek   [Map]Lake View   [Map]West Blocton   [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 first turn to 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 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 Higganbotham Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #146463   (Name of Record: Higganbotham Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.2173382     Lon: -87.0255487   [Map]
Elev: 132         Map Name: Halfmile Shoals

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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: 33.2173, Longitude: -87.0255     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Higganbotham Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Higganbotham 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 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.

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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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<5>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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