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Minerva Cemetery
(Washington County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Minerva Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Minerva 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 Minerva Cemetery...

The Minerva Cemetery is located in Washington County. The county seat for Washington County is located in Chatom.

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

Lat:   31.6160°   (31° 36' 57")

Lon:   -88.3981°   (-88° 23' 53")

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


 

  Minerva Cemetery  


  Old Aquilla Cemetery (AL)
  Shady Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Wilkins Cemetery (AL)
  Healing Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Aquilla Cemetery (AL)
  Zion Rest Cemetery (MS)
  Chapel Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Washam Cemetery (MS)
   Location verified
  Reeds Cemetery (AL)
  Lewis Chapel Cemetery (MS)
  North Oak Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Flat Branch Cemetery (AL)
  Providence Cemetery (AL)
  Pine Tree Cemetery (AL)
  Sand Ridge Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Winsletts Cemetery (AL)
  Rocky Ridge Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery (AL)
  Copeland Cemetery (AL)
  Smiths Cemetery (AL)
  Carter Cemetery (AL)
  Millry Cemetery (AL)
  Barlow Cemetery (AL)
  Browns Cemetery (AL)
  New Haven Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Minerva Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Aquilla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barlow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Browns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chason Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Copeland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cullomburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flat Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Healing Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Laton Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lewis Chapel Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Millry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Haven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
North Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Aquilla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Tree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reeds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smiths Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Washam Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - Location has been verified
Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williamson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Winsletts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Rest Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Minerva Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County (MS)
 - 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 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Minerva Cemetery.

Aquilla   [Map]Cullomburg   [Map]Robinsons Junction (MS)   [Map]
Barlow   [Map]Fakit Chipunta   [Map]Silas   [Map]
Bigbee   [Map]Frankville   [Map]State Line (MS)   [Map]
Bladon Springs   [Map]Fruitdale   [Map]Tibbie   [Map]
Bolinger   [Map]Gilbertown   [Map]Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]
Chatom   [Map]Hobson   [Map]Yellow Pine   [Map]
Clara (MS)   [Map]Millry   [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 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 Minerva Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mobile County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Forrest County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
George County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jones County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #157586   (Name of Record: Minerva Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 31.6159949     Lon: -88.3980754   [Map]
Elev: 85         Map Name: Copeland

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About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtoncountyalgov.com

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: 31.6160, Longitude: -88.3981     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Minerva Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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