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The location of Athens City Cemetery









A visit to the Athens City Cemetery ...

The location of the Athens City Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on 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 six sections:

The Location of the Athens City Cemetery ...

The Athens City Cemetery is located in Limestone County.

The county seat for Limestone County is located in Athens. Athens lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<2> to the east of the Athens City Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Athens City Cemetery

Lat:   34.8026°   (34° 48' 9")

Lon:   -87.9611°   (-87° 57' 39")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Athens City Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Athens City Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Athens City Cemetery

Canaan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Carytown Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Athens City Cemetery

Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Cherokee Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Athens City Cemetery

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Athens City Cemetery

Douthit Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Garrett Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Lane Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Malone Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Noel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Perkins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Athens City Cemetery

Pride Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Athens City Cemetery

Richard Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Rowell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Athens City Cemetery

Rutland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lauderdale County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Athens City Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Watkins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26961<3>

Zion MB Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colbert County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Athens City Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Athens City Cemetery.

Canaan   [Map]     Green Tree   [Map]    
Caryton   [Map]     Iuka (MS)   [Map]    
Cherokee   [Map]     McGee Town   [Map]    
Chickasaw   [Map]     Muscle Shoals   [Map]    
Cloverdale   [Map]     Paden (MS)   [Map]    
Crows Camp   [Map]     Saint Florian   [Map]    
Cypress Creek   [Map]     Sheffield   [Map]    
Denton   [Map]     Slickrock Ford   [Map]    
Doubleheads Village   [Map]     Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]    
Florence   [Map]     Tuscumbia   [Map]    
Furnace Hill   [Map]     Waterloo   [Map]    
Gatesville   [Map]     Wilson Dam   [Map]    
Good Springs   [Map]     Zip City   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Athens City Cemetery
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of the Athens City Cemetery
 
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Athens City Cemetery
 
Muscle Shoals   [Map]
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Athens City Cemetery
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Athens City Cemetery
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Located in Colbert County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Athens City Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 - 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 Athens City Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Limestone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Morgan County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Winston County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Alcorn County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Itawamba County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lee County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Prentiss County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Tippah County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Union County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Chester County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Decatur County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Hardeman County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Hardin County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Henderson County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lewis County (TN):     Cyndi's
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McNairy County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Perry County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #163664   (Name of Record: Athens City Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Limestone
Lat: 34.8025888     Lon: -87.9611465   [Map]
Elev: 157         Map Name: Cherokee

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Limestone County: www.co.limestone.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The 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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Athens City Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8026, Longitude: -87.9611     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Athens City Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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