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Potts Cemetery
(Sumter 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 Sumter County. The county seat for Sumter County is located in Livingston.

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

Lat:   32.5807°   (32° 34' 50")

Lon:   -88.2128°   (-88° 12' 46")

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, 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.


 

  Potts Cemetery  


  Bell Cemetery
  Elliott Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Boyd Cemetery
  Old Side Cemetery
  Houston Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Maye Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
  Danner Cemetery
  Henagan Cemetery
  Old Mt. Olive Cemetery
  McCainville Cemetery
  Johnson Cemetery
  Danner Cemetery
  Livingston Memorial Gardens
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Mt. Herman Cemetery
  Lewis Cemetery
  Millville Cemetery
  Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery
  Elmwood Memorial Estates
  Hawkins Cemetery
  Home Mission Cemetery
  Parker Cemetery
  Hicks Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Potts Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brewersville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Danner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Danner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Memorial Estates   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Henagan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Home Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Livingston Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maye Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCainville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McInnis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Millville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Potts Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
York Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) 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 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Potts Cemetery.

Arrington   [Map]Emelle   [Map]Livingston   [Map]
Bellamy   [Map]Epes   [Map]Moore Town   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Forkland   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Boligee   [Map]Gainesville   [Map]Ward   [Map]
Cuba   [Map]Geiger   [Map]York   [Map]
Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]Intercourse   [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 - 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 Potts Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Sumter 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 #125211   (Name of Record: Potts Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sumter
Lat: 32.5806915     Lon: -88.2128042   [Map]
Elev: 63         Map Name: Livingston

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Sumter County

About Alabama

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: 32.5807, Longitude: -88.2128     [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 'straight-line' distance beginning 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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