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Ricks Cemetery
(Colbert County, Alabama)


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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 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 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.

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.


 

  Ricks Cemetery  


  Jackson Cemetery
  Gunn Cemetery
  Cole Cemetery
  Bickley Cemetery
  Oakwood Cemetery
   Location verified
  Rand Cemetery
  Blocker Cemetery
  Preuit Cemetery
  Adams Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Wilson Cemetery
  LaGrange Cemetery
  Colbert County Memorial Gardens
  Blythe Memorial Cemetery
  Morning Star Cemetery
  Jenkins Cemetery
  Aycock Cemetery
  Isbell Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Glendale Cemetery
  Ligon Cemetery
  Mayers Cemetery
  Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Leigh Cemetery
  Young Cemetery
  Gargis Cemetery
  Gargis Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ricks Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [Map]Wilson Dam   [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 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     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar 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    
Morgan 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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
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 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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' distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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