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The location of Cotton Cemetery









A visit to the Cotton Cemetery ...

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 Cotton Cemetery ...

The Cotton Cemetery is located in Elmore County. The county seat for Elmore County is located in Wetumpka.

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

Lat:   32.6843°   (32° 41' 3")

Lon:   -86.0196°   (-86° 1' 10")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Cotton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Benson - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<2>
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Bullard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Equality Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #23272<3>
 
Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Mann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2193375
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2209100
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25666
 
Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Wall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Watson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Cotton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Cotton Cemetery.

Agricola   [Map]     Holtville   [Map]    
Alexander City   [Map]     Jacksons' Gap   [Map]    
Alkehatchee   [Map]     Kent   [Map]    
Benson   [Map]     Liberty City   [Map]    
Blue Ridge   [Map]     Our Town   [Map]    
Claud   [Map]     Ray   [Map]    
Dadeville   [Map]     Reeltown   [Map]    
East Tallassee   [Map]     Rockford   [Map]    
Eclectic   [Map]     Tallapoosa City   [Map]    
Equality   [Map]     Tallassee   [Map]    
Erie   [Map]     Titus   [Map]    
Fusihatchi   [Map]     Wetumpka   [Map]    
Hissop   [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 Cotton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Elmore County.

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

Alexander City   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Dadeville   [Map]
 - Located in Tallapoosa County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Eclectic   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Erie - Historic   [Map]
 - Located in Hale County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cotton Cemetery
 
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cotton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Cotton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Elmore County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bullock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chambers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lowndes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Talladega County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Troup County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #137173   (Name of Record: Cotton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Elmore
Lat: 32.6845745     Lon: -86.0194079   [Map]
Elev: 201         Map Name: Eclectic

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Elmore County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Cotton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6843, Longitude: -86.0196     [Map].

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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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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