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(Colbert County, Alabama)


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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 Oakwood Cemetery...

The Oakwood 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 Oakwood Cemetery

Lat:   34.7235°   (34° 43' 24")

Lon:   -87.6903°   (-87° 41' 25")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Oakwood 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.


 

  Oakwood Cemetery  


  Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  Sherrod Cemetery
  Peters Cemetery
  Colbert County Memorial Gardens
  Smith Cemetery
  Morning Star Cemetery
  Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery
  Community Cemetery
  Oakwood Cemetery
   Location verified
  Donley Cemetery
  Smith Bottom Cemetery
  Gunn Cemetery
  Jackson Cemetery
  Richardson Cemetery
  Key Cemetery
  Byrd Cemetery
  Burton Cemetery
  Huff Cemetery
  Blocker Cemetery
  Henson Cemetery
  Pride Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Guy Cemetery
  Gadd Cemetery
  Adams Cemetery
  County Farm Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Oakwood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS<2>
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Coffee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Donley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Flint Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gadd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gresham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Guy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Huff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Kernachan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Murphy - Kemper - Cockburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Bethel Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pearsall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Price Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Bottom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Underwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Whitamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakwood Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - 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 Oakwood Cemetery.

Bainbridge   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Gatesville   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Green Tree   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Killen   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Florence   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Ford City   [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 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 Oakwood Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       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      
Henderson 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      
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 Oakwood 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 Oakwood Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124168   (Name of Record: Oakwood Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.7223118     Lon: -87.689752   [Map]
Elev: 150         Map Name: Tuscumbia

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Oakwood Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7235, Longitude: -87.6903     [Map].

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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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