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Prospect Cemetery
(Elmore County, Alabama)


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Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Prospect Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest that the Find-A-Grave website is a good place to start your search: The Prospect Cemetery (FAG ID #25666)

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 Prospect Cemetery...

The Prospect Cemetery is located in Elmore County. The county seat for Elmore County is located in Wetumpka.

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

Lat:   32.7376°   (32° 44' 15")

Lon:   -85.9805°   (-85° 58' 49")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Prospect Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

The locations for the following markers came from a variety of sources and we have varying levels of confidence in those locations. For each marker, we show either our confidence or the information source for the marker.


 

  Prospect Cemetery  


  Mt. Zion Cemetery
   Location verified
  Harmony Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Pine Grove Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Benson - Bethel Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Lovejoy Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Mask Cemetery
   Location verified
  Union Cemetery
   Location verified
  New Hope Cemetery
   Location verified
  John Johnston Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Liberty Cemetery
   Location verified
  Thrash Cemetery
   Location verified
  Friendship Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cotton Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bethesda Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Watson Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Equality Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Guthrie Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bethel Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Beulah Cemetery
   Location verified
  Harmony Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bullard Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Benson Cemetery
   Estimated location<2>
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  County Line Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hornsby Cemetery
   Location from GNIS

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Prospect Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location is estimated
Benson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location is estimated
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Bullard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cotton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Equality Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Harmony Cemetery (FAG ID #23272)

Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mask Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thrash Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Location has been verified
Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Prospect Cemetery
 - Location has been verified

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Prospect Cemetery.

Agricola   [Map]Eclectic   [Map]Liberty City   [Map]
Alexander City   [Map]Equality   [Map]Our Town   [Map]
Alkehatchee   [Map]Erie   [Map]Ray   [Map]
Benson   [Map]Hissop   [Map]Reeltown   [Map]
Claud   [Map]Jacksons' Gap   [Map]Rockford   [Map]
Dadeville   [Map]Kellyton   [Map]Tallapoosa City   [Map]
East Tallassee   [Map]Kent   [Map]Tallassee   [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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Prospect Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     The Prospect Cemetery (FAG ID #25666)
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Elmore 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 Prospect Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Prospect Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Prospect Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Prospect Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125303   (Name of Record: Prospect Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Elmore
Lat: 32.7379065     Lon: -85.9805185   [Map]
Elev: 153         Map Name: Red Hill

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #25666

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Prospect Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7376, Longitude: -85.9805     [Map].

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