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Mathews Cemetery
(Lawrence County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Mathews 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 Mathews Cemetery...

The Mathews Cemetery is located in Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Moulton.

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

Lat:   34.7518°   (34° 45' 6")

Lon:   -87.4045°   (-87° 24' 16")

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


 

  Mathews Cemetery  


  Houston Cemetery
  Houston Cemetery
  Faircloth Cemetery
  Shaw Cemetery
  Westmoreland Cemetery
  Midway Cemetery
  Foster Cemetery
  Cal Cemetery
  Berry Cemetery
  Lee Cemetery
   Location verified
  Gibson Cemetery
  Truitt Cemetery
  Yates Cemetery
  Brickhouse Cemetery
  Hennigan Cemetery
  Dobbins Cemetery
  Troupe Cemetery
  Madding Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Dillahunty Cemetery
  Davenport Cemetery
  Cal Cemetery
  Sheffield Cemetery
  Elmwood Cemetery
  Fuqua Cemetery
  Scruggs Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 55 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Mathews Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Belew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location has been verified
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brickhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davenport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dean - McNairy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dillahunty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dobbins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Douglass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fuqual Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Haraway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ingram Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (FAG ID #24734)

Nance Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pippen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sheffield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
String Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thornton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thornton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Troupe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Truitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mathews Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Yates Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mathews 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 Mathews Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Courtland   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Avoca   [Map]Dells Vista Shores   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Estep   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Cedar Hill   [Map]Killen   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Corum   [Map]Leighton   [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 start with 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 Mathews Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba 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    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Maury 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 Mathews 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 Mathews Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #122377   (Name of Record: Mathews Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lawrence
Lat: 34.7517551     Lon: -87.4044674   [Map]
Elev: 181         Map Name: Wheeler Dam

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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: 34.7518, Longitude: -87.4045     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mathews Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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