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Gun Creek Cemetery
(Itawamba County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Gun Creek Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Gun Creek 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 Gun Creek Cemetery...

The Gun Creek Cemetery is located in Itawamba County. The county seat for Itawamba County is located in Fulton.

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

Lat:   34.2834°   (34° 17' 0")

Lon:   -88.2723°   (-88° 16' 20")

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

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


 

  Gun Creek Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Amory   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Belmont   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County
 
Fulton   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (AL)
 
Nettleton   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Lee County
 
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Gun Creek Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Benefield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Bennett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Chamblee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Chasteene Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Clover Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
East Fulton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Fairview Cemetery (FAG ID #59254)
 
Fulton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Hardin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Itawamba Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Lentz Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Maxey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Palmetto Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Pates Temple Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Piney Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Piney Grove Church of God Cemetery (FAG ID #2215648)
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Robinson Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County (AL)
 
Spearman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Tremont Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery
 
Weaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gun Creek Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Gun Creek Cemetery.

Belmont   [Map]Hatley   [Map]Plantersville   [Map]
Burntout (AL)   [Map]Hodges (AL)   [Map]Red Bay (AL)   [Map]
Detroit (AL)   [Map]Mantachie   [Map]Smithville   [Map]
Fulton   [Map]Marietta   [Map]Tremont   [Map]
Golden   [Map]Mooreville   [Map]Vina (AL)   [Map]
Hamilton (AL)   [Map]Oakland   [Map]Weston (AL)   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Gun Creek Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Itawamba County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pontotoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Gun Creek 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 Gun Creek Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #706232   (Name of Record: Gun Creek Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Itawamba
Lat: 34.2834357     Lon: -88.2722663   [Map]
Elev: 135         Map Name: Fulton SE

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Itawamba County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Itawamba County: www.co.itawamba.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.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: 34.2834, Longitude: -88.2723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Gun Creek Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Gun Creek 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 from . 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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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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