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(Crenshaw County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Providence Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Providence Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, 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 Providence Cemetery...

The Providence Cemetery is located in Crenshaw County. The county seat for Crenshaw County is located in Luverne.

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

Lat:   31.6702°   (31° 40' 12")

Lon:   -86.1833°   (-86° 10' 59")

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


 

  Providence Cemetery  


  Vernledge Cemetery
  Spillars Cemetery
  Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  William Carter Cemetery
  Lightfoot Cemetery
  Bethel Cemetery
  Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery
  Lewis Cemetery
  Davidson Cemetery
  Henderson Memorial Cemetery
  Old Salem Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Rutledge Cemetery
  Spears Cemetery
  Ward - Thompson Cemetery
  Clarke Cemetery
  Green Cemetery
  Clay Hill Cemetery
  Emmaus Cemetery
   Location verified
  Antioch Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hillcrest Cemetery
  Brantley Cemetery
  Smilie Cemetery
  Davis Cemetery
  Bethel AME Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Oak Grove Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Providence Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location has been verified
 
Bethel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Bethel AME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2589003>)
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brantley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clarke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Clay Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Davidson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Driskell Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Emmaus Cemetery (FAG ID #<22683>)
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Henderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Henderson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lightfoot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Old Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #<2585939>)
 
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rutledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sanford - Barron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Smilie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Spears Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Spillars Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Vernledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
William Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wingard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Zoar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Providence Cemetery
 - Located in Coffee County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Providence Cemetery.

Brantley   [Map]Goshen   [Map]Merrill Mill   [Map]
Centre Ridge   [Map]Honoraville   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]
Cherokee Village   [Map]Jack   [Map]Petrey   [Map]
Dozier   [Map]Kent   [Map]Rutledge   [Map]
Elba   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Glenwood   [Map]McClure Town   [Map]Troy   [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 start with 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 Providence Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Crenshaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Escambia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County (FL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Crenshaw 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 Providence 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 Providence Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #133963   (Name of Record: Providence Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Crenshaw
Lat: 31.6701585     Lon: -86.1832893   [Map]
Elev: 94         Map Name: Glenwood

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Crenshaw 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: 31.6702, Longitude: -86.1833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Providence 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 that stretches from . 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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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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