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Porter Cemetery
(Lawrence 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 Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Moulton.

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

Lat:   34.7051°   (34° 42' 18")

Lon:   -87.2067°   (-87° 12' 24")

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, 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.


 

  Porter Cemetery  


  Early Cemetery
  Graves Cemetery
  Hampton Cemetery
  Smith Cemetery
  Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery
  Clardy Cemetery
  Jones Cemetery
  Bobo Cemetery
  Newman Cemetery
  Davis Cemetery
  Pointer Cemetery
  Flower Hill Cemetery
  Swoope Cemetery
  Brides Hill Cemetery
  Shackelford Cemetery
  Ennix Cemetery
  Davis Cemetery
  Wheeler Cemetery
  Locklayer Cemetery
  Cottingham Cemetery
  Foster - Davis Cemetery
  McBride Cemetery
  Swoope Cemetery
  Swoope Cemetery
  Barclay Cemetery
  Hacklin Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 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 Lawrence County.

Andrew Garth Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barclay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Benford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Binford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bobo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brides Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clardy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cottingham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dement Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Early Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ennix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster - Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gordon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Graves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hacklin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hampton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hardy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jobe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Locklayer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lucy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McBride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Owens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Penny Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pippen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pointer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poplar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rainwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ripley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shackelford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swoope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swoope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swoope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Townsend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tweedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) 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 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Porter Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Decatur   [Map]Moulton   [Map]
Athens   [Map]Dells Vista Shores   [Map]North Courtland   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Estep   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Cedar Hill   [Map]Harris Station   [Map]Russell Village   [Map]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Tanner   [Map]
Corum   [Map]Hillsboro   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Moulton Heights   [Map]Trinity   [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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Porter Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       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    
Lawrence 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    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lawrence 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 #125180   (Name of Record: Porter Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lawrence
Lat: 34.7050898     Lon: -87.2066838   [Map]
Elev: 186         Map Name: Hillsboro

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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: 34.7051, Longitude: -87.2067     [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 'point-to-point' distance that starts 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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