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(Wilcox County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Shields Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Shields 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 Shields Cemetery...

The Shields Cemetery is located in Wilcox County. The county seat for Wilcox County is located in Camden.

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

Lat:   31.9707°   (31° 58' 14")

Lon:   -87.5392°   (-87° 32' 21")

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

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


 

  Shields Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Camden   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Lower Peach Tree   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Thomaston   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shields Cemetery
 - Located in Marengo County
 
Thomasville   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shields Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Shields Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Airmount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Shields Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County
 
Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
DeVan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Enon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Enon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Goshen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Independence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Mendenhall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Mt. Andrew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Sand Island Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Tait Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Tait Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shields Cemetery
 
Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Shields Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Shields Cemetery.

Anne Manie   [Map]Dickinson   [Map]Magnolia   [Map]
Arlington   [Map]Dixon's Mills   [Map]Millers Ferry   [Map]
Boykin   [Map]Ellison   [Map]Pine Hill   [Map]
Camden   [Map]Fulton   [Map]Thomasville   [Map]
Catherine   [Map]Kimbrough   [Map]Vineland   [Map]
Coy   [Map]Lower Peach Tree   [Map]Vredenburgh   [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 - you should note 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 Shields Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Wilcox County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #126709   (Name of Record: Shields Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wilcox
Lat: 31.9707051     Lon: -87.5391654   [Map]
Elev: 61         Map Name: Pine Hill

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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: 31.9707, Longitude: -87.5392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shields Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Shields 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 that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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