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Old Providence Cemetery
(Clay County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Old Providence Cemetery ...

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

The Old Providence Cemetery is located in Clay County. The county seat for Clay County is located in Ashland.

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

Lat:   33.2293°   (33° 13' 45")

Lon:   -85.7513°   (-85° 45' 4")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Old Providence 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 Providence 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 Providence Cemetery  


  Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery
  Lystra Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Hassell Cemetery
  Old Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Olive Branch Cemetery
  Corinth Cemetery
  Lineville City Cemetery
  New Prospect Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  County Line Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  McDaniel Cemetery
  Ashland City Cemetery
  Sardis Cemetery
  County Memory Gardens
  Mellow Valley Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Cragford Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Jehovah Cemetery
  Mt. Ararat Cemetery
  Liberty Hill Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Providence Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ashland City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cragford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hassell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jehovah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lineville City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lystra Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mellow Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Field Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Macedonia Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sweetwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Providence Cemetery.

Abanda   [Map]Delta   [Map]Mellow Valley   [Map]
Almond   [Map]Elder   [Map]Millerville   [Map]
Ashland   [Map]Frog Eye   [Map]Motley   [Map]
Barfield   [Map]Goldville   [Map]New Site   [Map]
Cragford   [Map]Hackneyville   [Map]Wadley   [Map]
Daviston   [Map]Lineville   [Map]Wedowee   [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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Providence Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #163642   (Name of Record: Old Providence Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clay
Lat: 33.229283     Lon: -85.7513492   [Map]
Elev: 313         Map Name: Gibsonville

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Clay 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: 33.2293, Longitude: -85.7513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Providence Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Providence 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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