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Old Prospect Cemetery
(Lawrence County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Old Prospect 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 Old Prospect Cemetery...

The Old Prospect Cemetery is located in Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Moulton.

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

Lat:   34.4545°   (34° 27' 16")

Lon:   -87.3825°   (-87° 22' 56")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Old Prospect 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 Old Prospect 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Old Prospect Cemetery  


  Sanderson Cemetery
  Town Creek Cemetery
  Love Cemetery
  Landersville Cemetery
  Fergason Cemetery
  Almon Cemetery
  Rutherford Cemetery
  Templeton Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Gibson Cemetery
  Long Cemetery
  Montgomery Cemetery
  Byars Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery
  Moulton Municipal Cemetery
  Cheatham Cemetery
  McDonald Cemetery
  Bogar Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Aldridge Cemetery
  Heflin Cemetery
  Gum Pond Cemetery
  Milam Cemetery
  McLemore Cemetery
  Wear Cemetery
  Tapsville Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 43 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Prospect Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Almon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
Bogar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Byars Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fergason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Heflin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jetton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Landersville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Long Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Love Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Location has been verified
McDonald Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McLemore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Milam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moody Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moulton Municipal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Simms Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Templeton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Warren Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wear Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Woodard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Prospect Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Oakville   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Hillsboro   [Map]Phil Campbell   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Moulton   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Danville   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Grayson   [Map]Muck City   [Map]Trinity   [Map]
Haleyville   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]Wren   [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 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 - 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 Old Prospect Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln 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 Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 Old Prospect 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 Old Prospect Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #160308   (Name of Record: Old Prospect Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lawrence
Lat: 34.45454     Lon: -87.3825217   [Map]
Elev: 203         Map Name: Landersville

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lawrence 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: 34.4545, Longitude: -87.3825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Prospect 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 that stretches from . 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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