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(Franklin County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Keelen 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 Keelen Cemetery...

The Keelen Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Russellville.

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

Lat:   34.4532°   (34° 27' 11")

Lon:   -87.7684°   (-87° 46' 6")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Keelen 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 Keelen 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 verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


 

  Keelen Cemetery  


  Willis Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Welch Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Hester Cemetery
   Estimated location<3>
  Walden Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Luketown Cemetery
  Hamilton Cemetery
  Old Town Cemetery
  Pounders Cemetery
  Sadler Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
  Allen - McRight Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  McWright Cemetery
  Wilson - Nooe Cemetery
  Pounders - Quinn Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Jones Cemetery
  Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery
  Orman Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Wingo Cemetery
  Kirk Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Graham Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Moorman Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Harris Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
   Location from GNIS

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 65 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Keelen Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Franklin County.

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Allen - McRight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Brock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Burnt Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Devaney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Dooley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Drake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 
Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Franklin Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 
J.R. Swinney Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Jonesboro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Kirk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Knights of Pythias Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Luketown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Malone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McWright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Moorman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Number 6 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Old Town Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Orman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Pounders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Quinn Memorial Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Rea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Sadler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Sargent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Scharnagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shady Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sparks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Spruce Pine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Walden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Welch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wilson - Nooe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Wingo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keelen Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Keelen Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Red Bay   [Map]
Bear Creek   [Map]Hackleburg   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Haleyville   [Map]Slickrock Ford   [Map]
Boar Tush   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Vina   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Phil Campbell   [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 helpful 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 Keelen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Franklin 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence 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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Franklin 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 Keelen 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 Keelen Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #136193   (Name of Record: Keelen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 34.4531511     Lon: -87.7683658   [Map]
Elev: 203         Map Name: Isbell

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Franklin County

About Alabama

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: 34.4532, Longitude: -87.7684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Keelen Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Keelen 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>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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