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(Lauderdale County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Pettus Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, 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 Pettus Cemetery...

The Pettus Cemetery is located in Lauderdale County. The county seat for Lauderdale County is located in Florence.

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

Lat:   34.9667°   (34° 58' 0")

Lon:   -87.4036°   (-87° 24' 12")

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


 

  Pettus Cemetery  


  Fairview Cemetery (TN)
  Shelton Cemetery (AL)
  Hall Cemetery (TN)
  Scott Cemetery (AL)
  St. Marys Cemetery (TN)
  Stutts Cemetery (AL)
  St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)
  Harmon Cemetery (AL)
  Holland Cemetery (TN)
  Wright Cemetery (AL)
  McDougal Cemetery (TN)
  Pettus Cemetery (AL)
  Green Cemetery (AL)
  Crow Cemetery (AL)
  Peppertown Cemetery (TN)
  Perry Cemetery (AL)
  Moore Cemetery (AL)
  Barnett Cemetery (AL)
  Portertown Cemetery (AL)
  Cox Cemetery (AL)
  Grissom Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Cemetery (AL)
  Richardson Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Barnett Cemetery (AL)
  Allen Cemetery (AL)
  Bluewater Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 55 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Pettus Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Barkley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bishop Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bluewater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bonnertown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Corum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cottrell Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Fairview Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Five Points Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hall Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hammond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Harmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Harvey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holland Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Home Sweet Home Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Liberty Grove Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Loretto Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Loretto Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
McDougal Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the New Ground Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2323740>)
 
Old Tanyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peppertown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Perry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pettus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Portertown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
St. Joseph Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
St. Marys Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Second Creek Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shiloh Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 
Stevens Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stutts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stutts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Pettus Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettus 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 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Pettus Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Cedar Hill   [Map]Lexington   [Map]
Arnot   [Map]Corum   [Map]Loretto (TN)   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Estep   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Belew   [Map]Green Hill   [Map]Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Iron City (TN)   [Map]Slabtown   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Killen   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [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 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 Pettus Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
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      
Hickman 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      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Maury County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 Pettus 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 Pettus Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124659   (Name of Record: Pettus Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lauderdale
Lat: 34.9667501     Lon: -87.4036324   [Map]
Elev: 236         Map Name: Center Hill

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Lauderdale 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: 34.9667, Longitude: -87.4036     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pettus Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Pettus 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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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