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Murchison Cemetery
(Coosa County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Murchison 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 Murchison Cemetery...

The Murchison Cemetery is located in Coosa County. The county seat for Coosa County is located in Rockford.

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

Lat:   32.7868°   (32° 47' 12")

Lon:   -86.2578°   (-86° 15' 28")

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


 

  Murchison Cemetery  


  Salem Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Rockford Methodist Cemetery
  Rehobeth Cemetery
  Old Rockford Cemetery
  Proctor Creek Cemetery
  Rockford Cemetery
  Concord Cemetery
  Old Union Cemetery
  Lindsey Cemetery
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Bethesda Cemetery
  New Union Cemetery
  Wayside Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Mt. Nebo Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sardis Cemetery
  New Harmony Cemetery
  Mt. Sinai Cemetery
  Sewell Cemetery
  Hollybranch Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Swamp Creek Cemetery
  Holman Cemetery
  Nixburg Cemetery
  Speigner Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Murchison Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollybranch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mt. Nebo Cemetery (FAG ID #2595867)

Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nixburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Rockford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Proctor Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rockford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rockford Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Speigner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swamp Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wayside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murchison Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Murchison Cemetery.

Alexander City   [Map]Equality   [Map]Our Town   [Map]
Alkehatchee   [Map]Hissop   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]
Blue Ridge   [Map]Holtville   [Map]Ray   [Map]
Claud   [Map]Kellyton   [Map]Rockford   [Map]
Coosada   [Map]Marbury   [Map]Stewartville   [Map]
Deatsville   [Map]Millbrook   [Map]Titus   [Map]
Eclectic   [Map]Mount Olive   [Map]Verbena   [Map]
Elmore   [Map]Mountain Creek   [Map]Weogufka   [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 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 Murchison Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Coosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #123591   (Name of Record: Murchison Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Coosa
Lat: 32.7867932     Lon: -86.2577495   [Map]
Elev: 154         Map Name: Richville

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Coosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 32.7868, Longitude: -86.2578     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Murchison Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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