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Our GPS coordinates for the Leigh 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 Leigh Cemetery...

The Leigh Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.6984°   (34° 41' 54")

Lon:   -87.5136°   (-87° 30' 48")

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


 

  Leigh Cemetery  


  Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mayers Cemetery
  Peden Cemetery
  Glendale Cemetery
  Stanley Cemetery
  Gargis Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Rand Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Preuit Cemetery
  Shaw Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Midway Cemetery
  Ricks Cemetery
  Adams Cemetery
  LaGrange Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Blythe Memorial Cemetery
  Madding Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Dillahunty Cemetery
  Jenkins Cemetery
  Cal Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Aycock Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 74 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Leigh Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Beavers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blackground Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Childers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Conner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Davenport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lansdell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location has been verified
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Masterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mathews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McKiernan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<24734>)
 
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location has been verified
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
String Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Troupe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Warren Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Leigh Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Leigh Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Elgin   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [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 visit 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 - 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 Leigh Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
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      
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln 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 Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 Leigh 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 Leigh Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #121494   (Name of Record: Leigh Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.698423     Lon: -87.513637   [Map]
Elev: 183         Map Name: Leighton

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.6984, Longitude: -87.5136     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Leigh Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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