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(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Cherokee Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Cherokee 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 seven sections:

The Location of the Cherokee Cemetery...

The Cherokee Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.7645°   (34° 45' 52")

Lon:   -87.9714°   (-87° 58' 17")

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

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


 

  Cherokee Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Iuka   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 
Muscle Shoals   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cherokee Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Athens City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 
Barton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Burnstown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Carytown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Crenshaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Davis Temple Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Limestone County
 
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Greenhill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Malone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
McCaig Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Morris Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Mt. Hester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Mountain Mills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Noel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Pride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Richard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Rowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Rutland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cherokee Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Watkins Cemetery (FAG ID #26961)
 
Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cherokee Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Cherokee Cemetery.

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

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardeman County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #116001   (Name of Record: Cherokee Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.7645341     Lon: -87.9714252   [Map]
Elev: 174         Map Name: Cherokee

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.7645, Longitude: -87.9714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Cherokee Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Cherokee 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 begins 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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<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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