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Oak Lawn Cemetery
(Jackson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Oak Lawn 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 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 Oak Lawn Cemetery...

The Oak Lawn Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Scottsboro.

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

Lat:   34.8765°   (34° 52' 35")

Lon:   -85.6064°   (-85° 36' 23")

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


 

  Oak Lawn Cemetery  


  Grant Cemetery (AL)
  Moore Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  James Cemetery (AL)
  Stephens Cemetery (GA)
  Harris Chapel Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Trenton Cemetery (GA)
  Straightway Cemetery (AL)
  Daniel Cemetery (GA)
  Ebenezer Cemetery (AL)
  Higdon Cemetery (AL)
  Wells Cemetery (GA)
  Whit Cemetery (GA)
  Porter Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)
  Reeves Cemetery (GA)
  Newman Cemetery (GA)
  Potato Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Newby Cemetery (AL)
  Gray Cemetery (AL)
  Countess Cemetery (AL)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  Payne Cemetery (AL)
  Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens (GA)
  Long Cemetery (GA)
  Payne Cemetery (GA)
  Steele Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beulah Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location has been verified
 
Beulahs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brock Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Burnett Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Countess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Daniel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Easley Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Grant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Higdon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Long Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Murphy Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Newby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Newman Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Payne Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Payne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Porter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Reeves Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ridley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
State Line Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Steele Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stephens Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Straightway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Swafford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Trenton Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wells Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Whit Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oak Lawn Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Lawn 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 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Bridgeport   [Map]Higdon   [Map]Orme (TN)   [Map]
Browns Valley   [Map]Ider   [Map]Richard City (TN)   [Map]
Bryant   [Map]Jasper (TN)   [Map]Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]Kensington (GA)   [Map]Rock City (GA)   [Map]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]Kimball (TN)   [Map]South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
Copenhagen   [Map]Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]Stevenson   [Map]
Flat Rock   [Map]New Hope (TN)   [Map]Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]
Flintstone (GA)   [Map]New Town   [Map]Trenton (GA)   [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 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 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 Oak Lawn Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Murray County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bledsoe County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Meigs County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rhea County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Van Buren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Warren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149582   (Name of Record: Oak Lawn Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 34.8764682     Lon: -85.606356   [Map]
Elev: 457         Map Name: New Home

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jackson 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: 34.8765, Longitude: -85.6064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oak Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Oak Lawn 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' distance beginning in . 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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