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Morning Star Cemetery
(Choctaw County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Morning Star 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 Morning Star Cemetery...

The Morning Star Cemetery is located in Choctaw County. The county seat for Choctaw County is located in Butler.

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

Lat:   32.1699°   (32° 10' 11")

Lon:   -88.1539°   (-88° 9' 14")

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


 

  Morning Star Cemetery  


  Ward Chapel Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Fairfield Cemetery
  Nanafalia Cemetery
  Eureka Cemetery
  Canathan Cemetery
  Christopher Chapel Cemetery
  Mt. Mariah Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Butler City Cemetery
  Millwood Cemetery
  White Cemetery
  Sardis Cemetery
  Spencer Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Lily Cemetery
  Resthaven Memorial Gardens
  Sykes Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Marvin Cemetery
  Red House Cemetery
  Wesley Cemetery
  Howell Cemetery
  Cedar Springs Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Morning Star Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Butler City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Canathan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Christopher Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Eureka Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Howell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Located in Marengo County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lily Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Millwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Resthaven Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spencer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ward Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Morning Star Cemetery.

Barrons   [Map]Cromwell   [Map]Nanafalia   [Map]
Beckleys   [Map]Griffins   [Map]Needham   [Map]
Bellamy   [Map]Half Acre   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Blue Lock   [Map]Intercourse   [Map]Pennington   [Map]
Butler   [Map]Jachin   [Map]Putnam   [Map]
Campbell   [Map]Lisman   [Map]Sweet Water   [Map]
Cedahoma   [Map]Morvin   [Map]Ward   [Map]
Choctaw City   [Map]Myrtlewood   [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 either 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 Morning Star Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington 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    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton 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 Choctaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Choctaw 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 Morning Star 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 Morning Star Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #123057   (Name of Record: Morning Star Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Choctaw
Lat: 32.169867     Lon: -88.1539091   [Map]
Elev: 57         Map Name: Jachin

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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: 32.1699, Longitude: -88.1539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Morning Star Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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