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Rising Star Cemetery
(Lamar County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Rising Star 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 Rising Star Cemetery...

The Rising Star Cemetery is located in Lamar County. The county seat for Lamar County is located in Vernon.

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

Lat:   33.8629°   (33° 51' 46")

Lon:   -88.1473°   (-88° 8' 50")

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


 

  Rising Star Cemetery  


  Pine Springs Cemetery
  Moscow Cemetery
  Sandlin Cemetery
  Plynn Cemetery
  Blaylock Cemetery
  Kennedy Cemetery
  Crews Cemetery
  Taylor Cemetery
  Sulligent Cemetery
  Holliday Cemetery
  Nolen Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Hollis Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Thompson Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  New Church Cemetery
  Bankhead Cemetery
  Wofford Cemetery
  Herron Cemetery
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  Emmaus Cemetery
  Mulberry Springs Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Rising Star Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Lamar County.

Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blaylock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Herron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holliday Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moscow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nolen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Owens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pearson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Plynn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wofford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Rising Star 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rising Star Cemetery.

Amory (MS)   [Map]Gu-Win   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Beaverton   [Map]Guin   [Map]Smithville (MS)   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Sulligent   [Map]
Bluff   [Map]Hatley (MS)   [Map]Twin   [Map]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Detroit   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Weston   [Map]
Fayette   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Winfield   [Map]
Gattman (MS)   [Map]Millport   [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 begin with 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 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 Rising Star Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pontotoc 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158469   (Name of Record: Rising Star Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lamar
Lat: 33.8628858     Lon: -88.1472551   [Map]
Elev: 141         Map Name: Sulligent SW

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 33.8629, Longitude: -88.1473     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rising Star Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Rising Star 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 'point-to-point' distance starting 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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