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Pettway Cemetery
(Wilcox County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Pettway 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 Pettway Cemetery...

The Pettway 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 Pettway Cemetery

Lat:   32.0738°   (32° 4' 25")

Lon:   -87.2803°   (-87° 16' 49")

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


 

  Pettway Cemetery  


  Athens Cemetery
  Sodom Cemetery
  Prairie Bluff Cemetery
  Old St. Francis Cemetery
  McMillan Cemetery
  Pledger Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Bridges Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Bones Hill Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Bell Cemetery
  Boykin Cemetery
  Campbell Cemetery
  Hotel Cemetery
  Powell Cemetery
  Becks Cemetery
  Society Hill Cemetery
  Irby Cemetery
  Older Hill Cemetery
  Butler Cemetery
  Cook Cemetery
  Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  McIntosh Cemetery
  Pigeonfield Cemetery
  Wheeler Quarter Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Pettway Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Becks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bones Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boykin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Located in Dallas County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bridges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Located in Dallas County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Canton Bend Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hotel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Irby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McIntosh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McMillan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Older Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pigeonfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pledger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Society Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sodom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pettway Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Pettway Cemetery.

Alberta   [Map]Catherine   [Map]Oak Hill   [Map]
Anne Manie   [Map]Coy   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Arlington   [Map]Furman   [Map]Pine Apple   [Map]
Boykin   [Map]Kimbrough   [Map]Pine Hill   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]McWilliams   [Map]Safford   [Map]
Cahaba   [Map]Millers Ferry   [Map]Snow Hill   [Map]
Camden   [Map]Minter   [Map]Vredenburgh   [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 start 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 - 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 Pettway 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    
Chambers 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 Pettway 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 Pettway Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124661   (Name of Record: Pettway Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wilcox
Lat: 32.0737568     Lon: -87.2802687   [Map]
Elev: 36         Map Name: Camden North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 32.0738, Longitude: -87.2803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pettway Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Pettway 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 'point-to-point' distance starting 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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