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(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Rand 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 Rand Cemetery...

The Rand Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.6768°   (34° 40' 36")

Lon:   -87.5631°   (-87° 33' 47")

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


 

  Rand Cemetery  


  Jackson Cemetery
  Bickley Cemetery
  Peden Cemetery
  Preuit Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Blocker Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Adams Cemetery
  Ricks Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  LaGrange Cemetery
  Morning Star Cemetery
  Blythe Memorial Cemetery
  Aycock Cemetery
  King Cemetery
  Glendale Cemetery
  Jenkins Cemetery
  Mayers Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Leigh Cemetery
  Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Gargis Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Gunn Cemetery
  Gargis Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Rand Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location has been verified
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Rand Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [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 turn to 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 Rand Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125431   (Name of Record: Rand Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.676757     Lon: -87.5630826   [Map]
Elev: 171         Map Name: Leighton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Colbert County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.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: 34.6768, Longitude: -87.5631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rand Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rand 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 that begins in . 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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