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(DeKalb County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Mahan Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Mahan 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 Mahan Cemetery...

The Mahan Cemetery is located in DeKalb County. The county seat for DeKalb County is located in Fort Payne.

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

Lat:   34.5795°   (34° 34' 46")

Lon:   -85.8122°   (-85° 48' 43")

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


 

  Mahan Cemetery  


  Friendship Cemetery
  Cordell Cemetery
  New Home Cemetery
  Unity Cemetery
  Sarratt Cemetery
  New Bethel Cemetery
  Clark Cemetery
  White Hall Cemetery
  Hudgins Cemetery
  Old Sardis Cemetery
  Biddle Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Chisenhall Cemetery
  Green Cemetery
  Pea Ridge Cemetery
  Warren Cemetery
  Pleasant View Cemetery
   Location verified
  Town Creek Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Franklin Cemetery
  Chaney Chapel Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Dean Chapel Cemetery
  Lankford Cemetery
  Samples Cemetery
  Mountain View Memorial Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Mahan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Biddle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Chaney Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Chisenhall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cordell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dean Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Franklin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lankford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery (FAG ID #<2156085>)
 
Samples Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sarratt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Unity Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Warren Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mahan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
White Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mahan 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 Mahan Cemetery.

Alpine   [Map]Fyffe   [Map]Pisgah   [Map]
Bootsville   [Map]Gray   [Map]Powell   [Map]
Cordell   [Map]Hammondville   [Map]Rainsville   [Map]
Douglas   [Map]Henagar   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Dutton   [Map]Hollywood   [Map]Scottsboro   [Map]
Ferncliff   [Map]Ider   [Map]Section   [Map]
Flat Rock   [Map]Mentone   [Map]Shiloh   [Map]
Fort Payne   [Map]Pine Ridge   [Map]Sylvania   [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 - 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 Mahan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #150367   (Name of Record: Mahan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: DeKalb
Lat: 34.5795296     Lon: -85.812194   [Map]
Elev: 411         Map Name: Sylvania

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About DeKalb County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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: 34.5795, Longitude: -85.8122     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mahan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Mahan 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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