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(Tallapoosa County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Benson Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Benson 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 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 Benson Cemetery...

The Benson Cemetery is located in Tallapoosa County. The county seat for Tallapoosa County is located in Dadeville.

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

Lat:   32.7644°   (32° 45' 51")

Lon:   -85.8771°   (-85° 52' 37")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Benson Cemetery has been estimated.<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Benson Cemetery.

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


 

  Benson Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Alexander City   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Camp Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Erie - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Hale County
 
Notasulga   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Macon County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Cotton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Farrow Dennis Graveyard   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Harmony Cemetery (FAG ID #23272)
 
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Harper Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Jacksons Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
John Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Mask Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Old Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Old Sharon Primitive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Prospect Cemetery (FAG ID #25666)
 
Red Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Shepard Graveyard   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Spain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Benson Cemetery
 
Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benson Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benson Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Benson Cemetery.

Agricola   [Map]East Tallassee   [Map]Liberty City   [Map]
Alexander City   [Map]Eclectic   [Map]Our Town   [Map]
Alkehatchee   [Map]Equality   [Map]Ray   [Map]
Benson   [Map]Erie   [Map]Reeltown   [Map]
Camp Hill   [Map]Jacksons' Gap   [Map]Slaughters   [Map]
Claud   [Map]Kellyton   [Map]Tallapoosa City   [Map]
Dadeville   [Map]Kent   [Map]Tallassee   [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 it should be mentioned 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 Benson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Tallapoosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore 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    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 32.7644, Longitude: -85.8771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Benson Cemetery have been estimated.

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Benson Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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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 things 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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