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Porter Cemetery
(Jackson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Porter 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 Porter Cemetery...

The Porter Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Scottsboro.

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

Lat:   34.9067°   (34° 54' 24")

Lon:   -85.5989°   (-85° 35' 56")

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


 

  Porter Cemetery  


  Graham Cemetery (TN)
  Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens (GA)
  McDaniel - Moore Cemetery (TN)
  Payne Cemetery (GA)
  Burnett Cemetery (TN)
  Moore Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Grant Cemetery (AL)
  Oak Lawn Cemetery (AL)
  State Line Cemetery (TN)
  Stephens Cemetery (GA)
  James Cemetery (AL)
  Trenton Cemetery (GA)
  Harris Chapel Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Daniel Cemetery (GA)
  Straightway Cemetery (AL)
  Higdon Cemetery (AL)
  Ebenezer Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)
  Wells Cemetery (GA)
  Newman Cemetery (GA)
  Potato Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Newby Cemetery (AL)
  Gray Cemetery (AL)
  Countess Cemetery (AL)
  Smith Cemetery (AL)
  Payne Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Porter Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bates Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brock Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Gap Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burnett Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clouse Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clouse Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Countess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Daniel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Graham Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Graham Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Havron Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higdon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ladds Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lk. Hills Memorial Gardens (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Long Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDaniel - Moore Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Murphy Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newman Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Payne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in DeKalb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Potato Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
State Line Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stephens Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Straightway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trenton Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wells Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whit Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Dade County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - 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 Porter Cemetery.

Bridgeport   [Map]Ider   [Map]Richard City (TN)   [Map]
Browns Valley   [Map]Jasper (TN)   [Map]Rising Fawn (GA)   [Map]
Bryant   [Map]Kensington (GA)   [Map]Rock City (GA)   [Map]
Chattanooga Valley (GA)   [Map]Kimball (TN)   [Map]South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]Stevenson   [Map]
Copenhagen   [Map]Lookout Mountain (GA)   [Map]Stewart Town (GA)   [Map]
Flat Rock   [Map]New Hope (TN)   [Map]Tiftonia (TN)   [Map]
Flintstone (GA)   [Map]New Town   [Map]Trenton (GA)   [Map]
Higdon   [Map]Orme (TN)   [Map]Wildwood (GA)   [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 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 Porter Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb 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    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Catoosa 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    
Murray County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bledsoe County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bradley County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Grundy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hamilton County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meigs County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Rhea County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Van Buren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Warren County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125181   (Name of Record: Porter Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 34.9067456     Lon: -85.5988556   [Map]
Elev: 441         Map Name: New Home

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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: 34.9067, Longitude: -85.5989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Porter Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Porter 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 that begins in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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