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(Limestone County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Nelson Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Nelson Cemetery...

The Nelson Cemetery is located in Limestone County. The county seat for Limestone County is located in Athens.

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

Lat:   34.8879°   (34° 53' 16")

Lon:   -87.0575°   (-87° 3' 27")

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

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Nelson Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Nelson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Limestone County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Nelson Cemetery.

Athens   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Rogersville   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 51 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Nelson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery #1   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Barker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Berea Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 - Located in Giles County (TN)
 
Browning Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Craig Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Cunningham Cemetery (FAG ID #22392)
 
Davchport Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Dupree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Elk River Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Elledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Farrow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Gaston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Grigsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Hightower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Hughey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Lentzville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Limestone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Malone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
McCully Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
McKinney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
New Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Pleasant Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
St. Mark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Tedd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Valley View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Weir Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Witty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Yarbrough Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery

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 Nelson Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Clifton   [Map]Estep   [Map]
Ardmore (TN)   [Map]Corum   [Map]Garner   [Map]
Ardmore   [Map]Country Village   [Map]Harris Station   [Map]
Athens   [Map]Dells Vista Shores   [Map]Lester   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Capshaw   [Map]Elkmont   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Caro   [Map]Elkton (TN)   [Map]Tanner   [Map]
Cedar Hill   [Map]Estaville   [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 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 - 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 Nelson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Williamson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #123694   (Name of Record: Nelson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Limestone
Lat: 34.8878638     Lon: -87.0575104   [Map]
Elev: 218         Map Name: Salem

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About Limestone County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

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: 34.8879, Longitude: -87.0575     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Nelson 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 starting in . 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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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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