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Penn Cemetery
(Winston County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Penn Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Penn 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 Penn Cemetery...

The Penn Cemetery is located in Winston County. The county seat for Winston County is located in Double Springs.

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

Lat:   34.2947°   (34° 17' 40")

Lon:   -87.1725°   (-87° 10' 20")

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


 

  Penn Cemetery  


  Watkins Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Old Friendship Cemetery
  Corinth Cemetery
  Arbor Cemetery
  Holmes Chapel Cemetery
  Simms Cemetery
  Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery
  Friendship Cemetery
  Corinth Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Freeman Cemetery
  Asherbraner Cemetery
  Mt. Vernon Cemetery
  Penn Cemetery
  Inmanfield Church Cemetery
  Center Cemetery
  Northside Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cave Spring Cemetery
  Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  Freeman Cemetery
  Alston Family Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hughes Cemetery
  Addison Church of God Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Penn Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Arbor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Campground Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Day - Speegle Cemetery (FAG ID #26387)

Dragout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hampton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hughes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Penn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Simms Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Penn Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Penn 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 Penn Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]Falkville   [Map]Moulton   [Map]
Arley   [Map]Falls City   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]
Camp Spring   [Map]Flint City   [Map]Muck City   [Map]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]Grayson   [Map]Oakville   [Map]
Crane Hill   [Map]Hartselle   [Map]South Vinemont   [Map]
Cullman   [Map]Houston   [Map]Vinemont   [Map]
Danville   [Map]Lacon   [Map]West Point   [Map]
Double Springs   [Map]Logan   [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 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 - 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 Penn Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Winston 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    
Jefferson 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    
Lawrence 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #160360   (Name of Record: Penn Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Winston
Lat: 34.2939891     Lon: -87.1733469   [Map]
Elev: 242         Map Name: Upshaw

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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: 34.2947, Longitude: -87.1725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Penn Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Penn 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 from . 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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