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Potts Cemetery
(Jackson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Potts 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 Potts Cemetery...

The Potts 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 Potts Cemetery

Lat:   34.8773°   (34° 52' 38")

Lon:   -85.8050°   (-85° 48' 18")

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


 

  Potts Cemetery  


  Jacoway Cemetery
  Cargile Cemetery
  Walker Cemetery
  Burch Cemetery
  Walker Family Cemetery
  Ridley Cemetery
  Talley Cemetery
  Cawlfield Cemetery
  McMahan Cemetery
  Foshee Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  Maxwell Cemetery
   Location verified
  Austin - Cameron Cemetery
  Russell Cemetery
  Hackworth Cemetery
  Swafford Cemetery
  Brown - Cox Cemetery
  Caperton Cemetery
  Williams Cemetery
  Cross Cemetery
  Carr Cemetery
  Cross Cemetery
  Cargile Cemetery
  Cross Cemetery
  Longacre Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sterne Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 42 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Potts Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jackson County.

Abbott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Abbott Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Austin - Cameron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bonaventure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown - Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Caperton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cargile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cargile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cawlfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foshee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hackworth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Helton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jacoway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Longacre Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Loyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maxwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
McMahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moore Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ridley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shipp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stogspill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Swafford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Talley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tally Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker - Arnold Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Walker - Arnold Cemetery (FAG ID #2454684)

Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Washington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Potts Cemetery.

Bridgeport   [Map]Flat Rock   [Map]New Town   [Map]
Browns Valley   [Map]Gray   [Map]Orme (TN)   [Map]
Bryant   [Map]Higdon   [Map]Pisgah   [Map]
Cole City (GA)   [Map]Hollywood   [Map]Richard City (TN)   [Map]
Copenhagen   [Map]Ider   [Map]South Pittsburg (TN)   [Map]
Fackler   [Map]Kimball (TN)   [Map]Stevenson   [Map]
Fairfield   [Map]New Hope (TN)   [Map]Stewart Town (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 first visit 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 - 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 Potts 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    
Etowah 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    
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    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bedford County (TN):       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    
Moore County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sequatchie 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 Potts 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 Potts Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125213   (Name of Record: Potts Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 34.8773041     Lon: -85.8049744   [Map]
Elev: 202         Map Name: Doran Cove

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 34.8773, Longitude: -85.8050     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Potts Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Potts 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 starting 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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