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Higganbotham Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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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 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 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.

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.


 

  Higganbotham Cemetery  


  Pine Hill Cemetery
  Boothton Cemetery
  Fairington Cemetery
  Thrasher Cemetery
  George Cemetery
  Hebron Cemetery
  Massey Cemetery
  McKensey Cemetery
  Smithson Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery #2
  Bucksville Cemetery
  Caffee Cemetery
  Ray Cemetery
  Linholm Cemetery
  Hephzibah Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Marvin Chapel Cemetery
  Hillcrest Cemetery
  Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Hickman Chapel Cemetery
  Hickory Hill Cemetery
  Camp Branch Cemetery
  Shiney Rock Cemetery
  McKinney Cemetery
  Italian Catholic Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> 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
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boothton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Caffee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Camp Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
George Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hickory Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Italian Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Linholm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Pickens County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Massey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKensey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKinney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - 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
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smithson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Higganbotham Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb 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 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 like to start 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 - 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 Higganbotham Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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

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' distance starting in . 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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