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(Randolph County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Highway 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 Highway Cemetery...

The Highway Cemetery is located in Randolph County. The county seat for Randolph County is located in Wedowee.

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

Lat:   33.2771°   (33° 16' 37")

Lon:   -85.3541°   (-85° 21' 14")

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


 

  Highway Cemetery  


  Bear Creek Cemetery (AL)
  Wildcat Creek Cemetery (AL)
  Liberty Grove Cemetery (AL)
  New Hope Cemetery (GA)
  Red Oak Cemetery (GA)
  Rooks - Lewis Cemetery (GA)
  Old Rocky Branch Cemetery (AL)
  James Cemetery (GA)
  High Point Cemetery (GA)
  Cooper Cemetery (GA)
  Noles Cemetery (GA)
  Bethel Cemetery (GA)
  Ridgeway Cemetery (GA)
  Springfield Cemetery (AL)
  Big Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Allen Cemetery (GA)
  Almon Cemetery (GA)
  Union Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Midway Cemetery (AL)
  Wehadkee Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Beulah Cemetery (AL)
  Cedarwood Cemetery (AL)
  Beulah Cemetery (GA)
  Booger Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Beulah Cemetery (GA)
  Randolph Memory Gardens (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 46 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Highway Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Almon Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Booger Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boozer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedarwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coats Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cooper Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ephesus Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
High Point Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
James Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lancaster Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lewis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Merrill - Roop Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Noles Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pittman Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Randolph Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red Oak Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridgeway Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridley - Davis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rooks - Lewis Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wehadkee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wehadkee Cemetery (FAG ID #270710)

Wildcat Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zachry Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
 - Located in Heard County (GA)
 - 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 Highway Cemetery.

Abanda   [Map]Five Points   [Map]Ranburne   [Map]
Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]Franklin (GA)   [Map]Roanoke   [Map]
Almond   [Map]Glenn (GA)   [Map]Rock Mills   [Map]
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]Graham   [Map]Roopville (GA)   [Map]
Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]McCosh Mill   [Map]Roosterville (GA)   [Map]
Cragford   [Map]Micaville   [Map]Standing Rock   [Map]
Ephesus (GA)   [Map]Morrison Crossroad   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Evansville   [Map]Newell   [Map]Wedowee   [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 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 Highway Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fulton County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805727   (Name of Record: Highway Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Randolph
Lat: 33.2770617     Lon: -85.3541154   [Map]
Elev: 422         Map Name: Napoleon

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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: 33.2771, Longitude: -85.3541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Highway Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Highway 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 that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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