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Morning Star Cemetery
(Colbert 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 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 Morning Star Cemetery

Lat:   34.7001°   (34° 42' 0")

Lon:   -87.6545°   (-87° 39' 16")

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, 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.


 

  Morning Star Cemetery  


  Oakwood Cemetery
   Location verified
  Gunn Cemetery
  Jackson Cemetery
  Bickley Cemetery
  Burton Cemetery
  Richardson Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Byrd Cemetery
  Oakwood Cemetery
   Location verified
  Huff Cemetery
  Blocker Cemetery
  Henson Cemetery
  Guy Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Adams Cemetery
  Ricks Cemetery
  Aycock Cemetery
  Gadd Cemetery
  Glendale Cemetery
  County Farm Cemetery
  Mayers Cemetery
  Isbell Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Donley Cemetery
  Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Community Cemetery
  Young Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 48 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 Colbert County.

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Donley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gadd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Guy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Underwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Morning Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) 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 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Morning Star Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Florence   [Map]McGee Town   [Map]Wilson Dam   [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 like to start with 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 - 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 Morning Star 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    
Lamar 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    
Walker 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    
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    
McNairy 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 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 #123058   (Name of Record: Morning Star Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.70009     Lon: -87.6544735   [Map]
Elev: 153         Map Name: Tuscumbia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

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: 34.7001, Longitude: -87.6545     [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 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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