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McGowin Cemetery
(Escambia County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the McGowin 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 McGowin Cemetery...

The McGowin Cemetery is located in Escambia County. The county seat for Escambia County is located in Brewton.

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

Lat:   31.1580°   (31° 9' 28")

Lon:   -86.8089°   (-86° 48' 32")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the McGowin 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 McGowin 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  McGowin Cemetery  


  Horton Cemetery
  May Creek Church Cemetery
  Davison Cemetery
  Mancill Cemetery
  Johnston Cemetery
  Weaver Cemetery
  Albrest Cemetery
  Elim Cemetery
  Johnston Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Old Bradley Cemetery
  Feagin Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Hoomesville Church Cemetery
  Fuqua Cemetery
  Mason Cemetery
  Bradley Church Cemetery
  Still Cemetery
  Blackwater Cemetery
  Damascus Cemetery
  Rock Creek Church Cemetery
  Foshee Cemetery
  Union Hill Church Cemetery
  Sam McGowin Cemetery
  Rock Creek Church Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the McGowin Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Escambia County.

Damascus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elim Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foshee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hoomesville Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mancill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sam McGowin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Still Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the McGowin Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the McGowin Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]Castleberry   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Belandville (FL)   [Map]Centerville   [Map]Otahite (FL)   [Map]
Bradley   [Map]East Brewton   [Map]Red Level   [Map]
Brewton   [Map]Evergreen   [Map]River Falls   [Map]
Brooklyn   [Map]Jay Villa   [Map]Riverview   [Map]
Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]Libertyville   [Map]Wing   [Map]
Carolina   [Map]Nymph   [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 professional and volunteer 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 McGowin Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Escambia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #161681   (Name of Record: McGowin Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Escambia
Lat: 31.1579528     Lon: -86.8088514   [Map]
Elev: 40         Map Name: Damascus

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Escambia County: www.co.escambia.al.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: 31.1580, Longitude: -86.8089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the McGowin Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for McGowin 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 stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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