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Leigh Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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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 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 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 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 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Leigh Cemetery.

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

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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 ...

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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: 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' distance beginning in . 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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