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Porter Cemetery
(Walker 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 Walker County. The county seat for Walker County is located in Jasper.

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

Lat:   33.8587°   (33° 51' 31")

Lon:   -87.1725°   (-87° 10' 20")

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  


  Tingle Cemetery
  Drummond Cemetery
  Blooming Grove Cemetery
  Lollar Cemetery
  Mt. Vernon Cemetery
  Old City Cemetery
  McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery
   Location verified
  Samaria Cemetery
  Shady Grove Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Union Chapel Cemetery
  South Lowell Cemetery
  Sipsey Cemetery
   Location verified
  Tidwell Cemetery
  Copeland Cemetery
  Cross Roads Cemetery
  Sardis Cemetery
  Aaron Cemetery
  Burton Cemetery
  Mauldin Cemetery
  Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery
   Location verified
  New Prospect Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Oak Hill Cemetery
  Walker Cemetery
   Location verified
  Walker Memory Gardens
  Bolden Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 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 Walker County.

Aaron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bolden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Burton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Copeland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Drummond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lollar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Samaria Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location has been verified
Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tingle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Located in Winston County
 - 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.

Arkadelphia   [Map]Corner   [Map]Parrish   [Map]
Barney   [Map]Creel   [Map]Powellville   [Map]
Black Warrior Town   [Map]Dora   [Map]Quinton   [Map]
Bremen   [Map]Empire   [Map]Red Hill   [Map]
Burnwell   [Map]Falls City   [Map]Reeds Ferry   [Map]
Burrows Crossroads   [Map]Goodsprings   [Map]Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
Camak Mills   [Map]Jasper   [Map]Sipsey   [Map]
Cordova   [Map]Oakahalla   [Map]Sumiton   [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 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 Porter Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone 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    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 #163909   (Name of Record: Porter Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Walker
Lat: 33.858717     Lon: -87.172504   [Map]
Elev: 142         Map Name: Cordova

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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: 33.8587, Longitude: -87.1725     [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 starts in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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