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McKiernan Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the McKiernan 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 McKiernan Cemetery...

The McKiernan 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 McKiernan Cemetery

Lat:   34.7870°   (34° 47' 13")

Lon:   -87.5447°   (-87° 32' 40")

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


 

  McKiernan Cemetery  


  Tate - Russell Cemetery
  Hennigan Cemetery
  Huff Cemetery
  Carter Cemetery
  Price Cemetery
  Faircloth Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Pearsall Cemetery
  Jones Hill Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Huff Cemetery
  Jackson Cemetery
  Hawkins Cemetery
  Peden Cemetery
  Price Cemetery
  Hennigan Cemetery
  Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens
  Stanley Cemetery
  Douglass Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Florence Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Kernachan Cemetery
  Shaw Cemetery
  Whitamore Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the McKiernan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Douglass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Faircloth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery (FAG ID #24734)

Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Price Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Price Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tate - Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the McKiernan Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - 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 McKiernan Cemetery.

Arnot   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Florence   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Green Hill   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]McGee Town   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [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 begin 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 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 McKiernan 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:

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    
Lawrence 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    
Morgan 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    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       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    
Henderson 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    
Maury 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 McKiernan 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 McKiernan Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #122572   (Name of Record: McKiernan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.7870321     Lon: -87.5447484   [Map]
Elev: 165         Map Name: Killen

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.7870, Longitude: -87.5447     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the McKiernan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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