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Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
(Henry 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 Henry County. The county seat for Henry County is located in Abbeville.

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

Lat:   31.3093°   (31° 18' 33")

Lon:   -85.2088°   (-85° 12' 31")

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, 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.


 

  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery  


  Tolbert Cemetery (AL)
  Sardis Cemetery (AL)
  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (AL)
  Grier Cemetery (GA)
  Haleburg Cemetery (AL)
  Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery (AL)
  Zion Cemetery (AL)
  Shiloh Cemetery (AL)
  Balkum Cemetery (AL)
  Gardens of Memory Cemetery (AL)
  Granberry Cemetery (AL)
  Webb Cemetery (AL)
  Culpepper Cemetery (AL)
  Poplar Spring Cemetery (AL)
  Camp Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Cedar Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Piney Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Hunters Cemetery (AL)
  Bethlehem Cemetery (AL)
  St. Stephens Cemetery (AL)
  Hebron Cemetery (AL)
  Bluff Springs Cemetery (AL)
  West Side Cemetery (AL)
  Ashford City Cemetery (AL)
  East Side Cemetery (AL)
  Union Springs Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 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 Henry County.

Ashford City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Balkum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Camp Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Culpepper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
East Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Granberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grier Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Early County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Haleburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hunters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Pleasant Plains Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Webb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
West Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Abbeville   [Map]Cowarts   [Map]Kinsey   [Map]
Ashford   [Map]Dothan   [Map]Midland City   [Map]
Avon   [Map]Gordon   [Map]Napier Field   [Map]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]Grimes   [Map]Newville   [Map]
Cedar Springs (GA)   [Map]Haleburg   [Map]Oakey Grove   [Map]
Columbia   [Map]Headland   [Map]Parish   [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 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 Pilgrims Rest Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Henry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Gadsden County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Baker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dougherty County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Terrell County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Henry 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 #124739   (Name of Record: Pilgrims Rest Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Henry
Lat: 31.3093417     Lon: -85.2088206   [Map]
Elev: 86         Map Name: Sigma

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: 31.3093, Longitude: -85.2088     [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 'point-to-point' distance beginning 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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