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(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Ricks Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Ricks 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 the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven sections:

The Location of the Ricks Cemetery...

The Ricks 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 Ricks Cemetery

Lat:   34.6620°   (34° 39' 43")

Lon:   -87.5931°   (-87° 35' 35")

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

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


 

  Ricks Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Ricks Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Colbert County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Ricks Cemetery.

Florence   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Muscle Shoals   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Ricks Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ricks Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Ricks 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 North Northwest (NNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Ricks Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Gadd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Henson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Isbell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Rand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ricks Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ricks Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ricks Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Tuscumbia   [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 visit 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 Ricks 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    
Lamar 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     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Ricks 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 Ricks Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125621   (Name of Record: Ricks Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.6620352     Lon: -87.5930834   [Map]
Elev: 167         Map Name: Leighton

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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: 34.6620, Longitude: -87.5931     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ricks Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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