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(Crenshaw County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Leon Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Leon 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 the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Leon Cemetery...

The Leon Cemetery is located in Crenshaw County. The county seat for Crenshaw County is located in Luverne.

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

Lat:   31.5602°   (31° 33' 36")

Lon:   -86.3916°   (-86° 23' 29")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Leon Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Leon Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Crenshaw County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Leon Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Chapman   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Georgiana   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Luverne   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Opp   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Leon Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bozeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Brantley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Camerons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Clarke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Consolation Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Dozier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #25091)
 
Oaky Streak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County
 
St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Leon Cemetery
 
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Butler County
 
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Leon Cemetery
 - Located in Covington County

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 Leon Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]Gantt   [Map]Merrill Mill   [Map]
Babbie   [Map]Georgiana   [Map]Opp   [Map]
Bolling   [Map]Glenwood   [Map]Red Level   [Map]
Brantley   [Map]Goshen   [Map]River Falls   [Map]
Chapman   [Map]Heath   [Map]Rutledge   [Map]
Cherokee Village   [Map]Honoraville   [Map]Sanford   [Map]
Dozier   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Elba   [Map]McKenzie   [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 like to start 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 - you should note 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 Leon Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #154621   (Name of Record: Leon Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Crenshaw
Lat: 31.5601618     Lon: -86.3916277   [Map]
Elev: 144         Map Name: Leon

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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: 31.5602, Longitude: -86.3916     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Leon Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Leon 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 starts in . 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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