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Rainbow Memorial Gardens
(Etowah County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Rainbow Memorial Gardens ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Rainbow Memorial Gardens 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 Rainbow Memorial Gardens...

Rainbow Memorial Gardens is located in Etowah County. The county seat for Etowah County is located in Gadsden.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens

Lat:   33.9876°   (33° 59' 15")

Lon:   -86.0714°   (-86° 4' 17")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Rainbow Memorial Gardens 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 Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

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.


 

  Rainbow Memorial Gardens  


  Cox Cemetery
  Conn Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Butler Cemetery
  Lee Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Webb Cemetery
  Forrest Cemetery
  Noble Hill Cemetery
  Hughes Cemetery
  Cave Spring Cemetery
  Gallant Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  McCartney Cemetery
  Howelton Cemetery
  Alabama City Cemetery
  Carnes Cemetery
  Tillison Cemetery
  Ivalee Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Dillard Cemetery
   Estimated location<3>
  Crestwood Memorial Cemetery
   Location verified
  Red Hill Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Beth Israel Cemetery
  Pilgrims Rest Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 27 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alabama City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location is estimated
Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Conn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location has been verified
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crestwood Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (FAG ID #22342)

Dillard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location is estimated
Forrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gallant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Heald Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Howelton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hughes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ivalee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location is estimated
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCartney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Noble Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location has been verified
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tillison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Webb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

Alabama City   [Map]Cochran Springs   [Map]Ivalee   [Map]
Attalla   [Map]Douthrittville   [Map]Mountainboro   [Map]
Bennettsville   [Map]Edwardsville   [Map]Oak Level   [Map]
Benson   [Map]Egypt   [Map]Rainbow City   [Map]
Black Creek Falls   [Map]Gadsden   [Map]Reece City   [Map]
Brannon Springs   [Map]Gallant   [Map]Ridgeville   [Map]
Clear Springs   [Map]Glencoe   [Map]Southside   [Map]
Coat's Bend   [Map]Greer   [Map]Steele   [Map]
Cobb City   [Map]Hokes Bluff   [Map]Whitesboro   [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 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 Rainbow Memorial Gardens:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Etowah County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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 Rainbow Memorial Gardens.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #140683   (Name of Record: Rainbow Memorial Gardens)

Class: cemetery
County: Etowah
Lat: 33.9875976     Lon: -86.0713624   [Map]
Elev: 171         Map Name: Dunaway Mountain

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Etowah County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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: 33.9876, Longitude: -86.0714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rainbow Memorial Gardens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rainbow Memorial Gardens 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>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting 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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