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Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
(Etowah County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Pilgrims Rest 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery...

The Pilgrims Rest Cemetery is located in Etowah County. The county seat for Etowah County is located in Gadsden.

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

Lat:   34.1979°   (34° 11' 52")

Lon:   -85.8880°   (-85° 53' 16")

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


 

  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery  


  Copeland Bridge Cemetery
  Hunts Cemetery
  Freeman Cemetery
  Belchers Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Belcher Cemetery
   Location verified
  Anthony Collins Cemetery
  Harbour Cemetery
  Gilbreath Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  Nicholson Cemetery
  Bristow Cemetery
  Collins Cemetery
  Patrick Cemetery
  Kerley Cemetery
  Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Collinsville Cemetery
  Mackey Cemetery
  Mathis Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  New Bethel Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Boyd Cemetery
  Shepard Cemetery
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Belcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location has been verified
Belchers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location has been verified
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #591836)

Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bristow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Croft Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harbour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hunts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kerley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mackey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mathis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Plunket Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shepard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Ballplay   [Map]Crossville   [Map]Leesburg   [Map]
Banner   [Map]Dawson   [Map]Lickskillet   [Map]
Black Creek Falls   [Map]Dog Town   [Map]Mount Vernon   [Map]
Centre   [Map]Edwardsville   [Map]Mountainboro   [Map]
Clyde   [Map]Floy   [Map]Reece City   [Map]
Coato Bend   [Map]Gadsden   [Map]Sand Rock   [Map]
Coat's Bend   [Map]Geraldine   [Map]Sardis City   [Map]
Collinsville   [Map]Hokes Bluff   [Map]Turkey Town   [Map]
Cotnam   [Map]Lakeview   [Map]Whitesboro   [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 - 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #164233   (Name of Record: Pilgrims Rest Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Etowah
Lat: 34.1978724     Lon: -85.8880254   [Map]
Elev: 321         Map Name: Keener

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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: 34.1979, Longitude: -85.8880     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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