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Liberty Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Liberty 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 Liberty Cemetery...

The Liberty 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 Liberty Cemetery

Lat:   34.7290°   (34° 43' 44")

Lon:   -88.1114°   (-88° 6' 41")

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


 

  Liberty Cemetery  


  Shady Grove Cemetery (MS)
  Hodge Cemetery (MS)
  Snowdown Cemetery (MS)
  Richard Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Jackson Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (AL)
  New Prospect Cemetery (MS)
  Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Mt. Joy Cemetery (MS)
  Salem Cemetery (MS)
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery (MS)
  Twitty Cemetery (AL)
  Nunley Cemetery (MS)
  Bethlehem Cemetery (MS)
  Morris Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Martin Cemetery (MS)
  Rutland Cemetery (AL)
  Carter Branch Cemetery (MS)
  Canaan Cemetery (AL)
  Johnson Cemetery (AL)
  Nunley Cemetery (MS)
  Paradise Cemetery (MS)
  Spring Hill Cemetery (MS)
  Finley Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Hester Cemetery (AL)
  Burns Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Liberty Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethlehem Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boggs Chapel Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Branch Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carytown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Finley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Gover Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hodge Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Joy Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Prospect Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nunley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nunley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paradise Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rutland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Snowdown Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Toenail Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Twitty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Liberty Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Liberty Cemetery.

Belmont (MS)   [Map]Crows Camp   [Map]Good Springs   [Map]
Burnsville (MS)   [Map]Denton   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]
Caryton   [Map]Doubleheads Village   [Map]Iuka (MS)   [Map]
Cherokee   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Paden (MS)   [Map]
Chickasaw   [Map]Golden (MS)   [Map]Tishomingo (MS)   [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 - 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 Liberty 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:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Marion 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    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pontotoc County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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 Liberty 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 Liberty Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #121536   (Name of Record: Liberty Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.7289801     Lon: -88.1114292   [Map]
Elev: 202         Map Name: Bishop

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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: 34.7290, Longitude: -88.1114     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Liberty 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 that stretches from . 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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