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Old Saint Francis Cemetery
(Wilcox County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Old Saint Francis 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 St. Francis Cemetery...

The Old St. Francis Cemetery is located in Wilcox County. The county seat for Wilcox County is located in Camden.

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

Lat:   32.0460°   (32° 2' 45")

Lon:   -87.3605°   (-87° 21' 37")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Old St. Francis 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 St. Francis 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 St. Francis Cemetery  


  Bennett Cemetery
  Mendenhall Cemetery
  Prairie Bluff Cemetery
  Sand Island Cemetery
  McMillan Cemetery
  Pledger Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Bridges Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Bones Hill Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Bell Cemetery
  Hotel Cemetery
  Powell Cemetery
  Becks Cemetery
  Cook Cemetery
  Irby Cemetery
  McIntosh Cemetery
  Sandhill Cemetery
  Tait Cemetery
  Pettway Cemetery
  Burford Cemetery
  Pigeonfield Cemetery
  Wheeler Quarter Cemetery
  Sodom Cemetery
  Magnolia Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old St. Francis Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Wilcox County.

Becks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bennett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bridges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hotel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Irby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McMillan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pettway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pigeonfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pledger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prairie Bluff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Island Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandhill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sodom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tait Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Quarter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old St. Francis Cemetery
 - 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old St. Francis Cemetery.

Alberta   [Map]Coy   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Anne Manie   [Map]Ellison   [Map]Pine Hill   [Map]
Arlington   [Map]Kimbrough   [Map]Safford   [Map]
Boykin   [Map]Lower Peach Tree   [Map]Snow Hill   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]Magnolia   [Map]Vineland   [Map]
Camden   [Map]Millers Ferry   [Map]Vredenburgh   [Map]
Catherine   [Map]Oak Hill   [Map]Yellow Bluff   [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 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 Old St. Francis Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124241   (Name of Record: Old Saint Francis Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wilcox
Lat: 32.04598     Lon: -87.360549   [Map]
Elev: 68         Map Name: Camden North

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About Wilcox 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: 32.0460, Longitude: -87.3605     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old St. Francis 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 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.

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