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Raper Cemetery
(Morgan County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Raper 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 Raper Cemetery...

The Raper Cemetery is located in Morgan County. The county seat for Morgan County is located in Decatur.

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

Lat:   34.5379°   (34° 32' 16")

Lon:   -87.0945°   (-87° 5' 40")

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


 

  Raper Cemetery  


  Trotter Cemetery
  Chapel Hill Cemetery
  Fennell Cemetery
  Grizzard Cemetery
  Morris Cemetery
  Sivley Cemetery
  Gunn Cemetery
  Robinson Cemetery
  Clardy Cemetery
  Napps Cemetery
  Fuller Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Crow Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Thrasher Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery
  Stockton Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Burleson Cemetery
  Keys Cemetery
  Stroup Cemetery
  Stover Cemetery
  Chestnut Grove Cemetery
  Stroup Cemetery
  Morris Chapel Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 58 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Raper Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burleson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Clardy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dancy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Decatur Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dement Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fennell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fuller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grayson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jobe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Keys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Minor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mosley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Murphy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Napps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Neville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakview Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Penny Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rather Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location has been verified
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sivley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stockton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stroup Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stroup Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thrasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trotter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wimbley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Raper Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Raper Cemetery.

Belle Mina   [Map]Harris Station   [Map]Oakville   [Map]
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]Hartselle   [Map]Orrville   [Map]
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]Hillsboro   [Map]Priceville   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Mooresville   [Map]Russell Village   [Map]
Danville   [Map]Moulton Heights   [Map]Tanner   [Map]
Decatur   [Map]Moulton   [Map]Trinity   [Map]
Falkville   [Map]Muck City   [Map]Wren   [Map]
Flint City   [Map]North Courtland   [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 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 Raper Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence 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 Morgan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Morgan 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 Raper 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 Raper Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125438   (Name of Record: Raper Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Morgan
Lat: 34.5378713     Lon: -87.0944575   [Map]
Elev: 226         Map Name: Trinity

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.al.us/

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: 34.5379, Longitude: -87.0945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Raper Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Raper 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 from . 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.

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