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Portertown Cemetery
(Lauderdale County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Portertown 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 Portertown Cemetery...

The Portertown Cemetery is located in Lauderdale County. The county seat for Lauderdale County is located in Florence.

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

Lat:   34.9851°   (34° 59' 6")

Lon:   -87.3531°   (-87° 21' 11")

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


 

  Portertown Cemetery  


  Bishop Chapel Cemetery (TN)
  Grissom Cemetery (AL)
  Home Sweet Home Cemetery (TN)
  Richardson Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Liberty Grove Cemetery (TN)
  Pettus Cemetery (AL)
  Five Points Cemetery (TN)
  Allen Cemetery (AL)
  St. Marys Cemetery (TN)
  Shelton Cemetery (AL)
  St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)
  Stutts Cemetery (AL)
  Second Creek Cemetery (TN)
  Harmon Cemetery (AL)
  Bonnertown Cemetery (TN)
  Crow Cemetery (AL)
  Green Cemetery (AL)
  Perry Cemetery (AL)
  Peppertown Cemetery (TN)
  Barnett Cemetery (AL)
  Cottrell Cemetery (TN)
  Hammond Cemetery (AL)
  Stevens Cemetery (TN)
  Cox Cemetery (AL)
  Moore Cemetery (AL)
  Brown Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 46 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Portertown Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bishop Chapel Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blue Water Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bonnertown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cottrell Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dobbins Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Five Points Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Freeman Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibbins Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hammond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harvey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Home Sweet Home Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Grove Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Loretto Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDougal Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Peppertown Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Perry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pettus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pettus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richardson Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Richardson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Marys Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Truitt Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Second Creek Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sexton Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stevens Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stutts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery (TN)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County (TN)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Portertown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Portertown 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 Portertown Cemetery.

Anderson   [Map]Cedar Hill   [Map]Killen   [Map]
Arnot   [Map]Clifton   [Map]Lester   [Map]
Atlas   [Map]Corum   [Map]Lexington   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Elgin   [Map]Loretto (TN)   [Map]
Belew   [Map]Estep   [Map]Minor Hill (TN)   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Fall River (TN)   [Map]Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Green Hill   [Map]Rogersville   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Iron City (TN)   [Map]Saint Joseph (TN)   [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 - 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 Portertown Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale 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    
Lawrence 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Decatur County (TN):       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    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hickman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lewis 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    
Perry 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 Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Lauderdale 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 Portertown 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 Portertown Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125184   (Name of Record: Portertown Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lauderdale
Lat: 34.9850831     Lon: -87.3530755   [Map]
Elev: 239         Map Name: Lexington

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale County

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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: 34.9851, Longitude: -87.3531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Portertown Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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