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Hightower Cemetery
(Limestone County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Hightower 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 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 Hightower Cemetery...

The Hightower Cemetery is located in Limestone County. The county seat for Limestone County is located in Athens.

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

Lat:   34.9734°   (34° 58' 24")

Lon:   -87.0503°   (-87° 3' 1")

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


 

  Hightower Cemetery  


  Gooch Cemetery (TN)
  Morris Cemetery (AL)
  Stella Cemetery (TN)
  Browning Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery (TN)
  Adams Cemetery (AL)
  Smith Cemetery (TN)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  Prospect Cemetery (TN)
  Craig Cemetery (AL)
  Shoal Bluff Cemetery (TN)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  White Cemetery (TN)
  Salem Cemetery (AL)
  Case Cemetery (TN)
  Cunningham Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Brown Cemetery (TN)
  Legg Cemetery (AL)
  Payne Cemetery (AL)
  St. Mark Cemetery (AL)
  Harlow Cemetery (AL)
  Dupree Cemetery (AL)
  Gaston Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery #1 (AL)
  Robinson Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 80 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Hightower Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bailes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Berea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Booth Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bridgforth Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Browning Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Case Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cole Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Craig Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Cunningham Cemetery (FAG ID #<22392>)
 
Cylone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Daly Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dupree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Elder Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Elledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gaston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gooch Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Harlow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hesters Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hughey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jackson Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Kedron Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Kelly Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Malone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McCravy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McCully Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Minor Hill Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Neely Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Nelson Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Nelson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oak Grove Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oxford Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Payne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pettusville Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Phoenix Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Polar Hill Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Potts Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Prospect Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Roberts Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ross Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Scrouge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shoal Bluff Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shores Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Simpson Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Spence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stella Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sylone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Sylone Cemetery (FAG ID #<22401>)
 
Tedd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Trotter Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Trotter Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
White Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Whitfield Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Witty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower 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 Hightower Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Cedar Hill   [Map]Estaville   [Map]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]Clifton   [Map]Estep   [Map]
Ardmore   [Map]Corum   [Map]Fall River (TN)   [Map]
Athens   [Map]Country Village   [Map]Green Field (TN)   [Map]
Aymett Town (TN)   [Map]Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]Lester   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Elkmont   [Map]Pulaski (TN)   [Map]
Caro   [Map]Elkton (TN)   [Map]Wheelerton (TN)   [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 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 Hightower Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Giles 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      
Moore 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 Limestone County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Limestone 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 Hightower 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 Hightower Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #120086   (Name of Record: Hightower Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Limestone
Lat: 34.9734174     Lon: -87.0502875   [Map]
Elev: 213         Map Name: Salem

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Limestone County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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: 34.9734, Longitude: -87.0503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Hightower Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Hightower 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 'point-to-point' 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>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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