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Newell Cemetery
(Covington County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Newell 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 Newell Cemetery...

The Newell Cemetery is located in Covington County. The county seat for Covington County is located in Andalusia.

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

Lat:   30.9960°   (30° 59' 45")

Lon:   -86.5608°   (-86° 33' 38")

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


 

  Newell Cemetery  


  Mason Cemetery (AL)
  Greenwood Cemetery (FL)
  Shiloh Cemetery (AL)
  Rock Hill Cemetery (FL)
  Mancill Cemetery (AL)
  Hobbs Cemetery (FL)
  North Creek Cemetery (AL)
  Ebenezer Cemetery (FL)
  Old Bradley Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Zion Cemetery (FL)
  Beda Cemetery (AL)
  Stewart Cemetery (FL)
  Bradley Church Cemetery (AL)
  Clary Cemetery (FL)
  Blackwater Cemetery (AL)
  Otahite Cemetery (FL)
   Estimated location<3>
  Rock Creek Church Cemetery (AL)
  Rock Hill Cemetery (FL)
  Union Hill Church Cemetery (AL)
  Reeder Cemetery (FL)
  Lockhart Cemetery (AL)
  Hart Cemetery (FL)
  Rock Creek Church Cemetery (AL)
  Cobb Cemetery (FL)
  Greenwood Cemetery (FL)
  Griffith Cemetery (FL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Newell Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clary Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reeder Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rock Hill Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewart Cemetery (FL)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Okaloosa County (FL)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Newell Cemetery
 - Located in Escambia County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Newell Cemetery.

Baker (FL)   [Map]Florala   [Map]Milligan (FL)   [Map]
Belandville (FL)   [Map]Garden City (FL)   [Map]Otahite (FL)   [Map]
Bradley   [Map]Horn Hill   [Map]Paxton (FL)   [Map]
Cannon Town (FL)   [Map]Laurel Hill (FL)   [Map]Svea (FL)   [Map]
Carolina   [Map]Libertyville   [Map]Wing   [Map]
Crestview (FL)   [Map]Lockhart   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Newell Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Covington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Escambia County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Okaloosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Santa Rosa County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #160251   (Name of Record: Newell Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Covington
Lat: 30.9960139     Lon: -86.5607855   [Map]
Elev: 66         Map Name: Oak Grove

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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: 30.9960, Longitude: -86.5608     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Newell Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Newell 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from . 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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