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(DeKalb County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Downer Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Downer 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 Downer Cemetery...

The Downer Cemetery is located in DeKalb County. The county seat for DeKalb County is located in Fort Payne.

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

Lat:   34.3604°   (34° 21' 37")

Lon:   -85.8539°   (-85° 51' 14")

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

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


 

  Downer Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Downer Cemetery. The following communities are located in DeKalb County.

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

Collinsville   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Crossville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Fort Payne   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Fyffe   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Geraldine   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Rainsville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Downer Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Downer Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Anthony Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Copeland Bridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
De Kalb Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Gilbreath Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Hammack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Husky Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Kerley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Killian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Longshore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Mathis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downer Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Mountain View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
New Testament Holiness Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downer Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the New Testament Holiness Cemetery (FAG ID #2283689)
 
Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Norris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Plunket Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Turnover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downer Cemetery
 - Located in Morgan County
 
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Warren Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downer Cemetery
 
Welcome Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downer Cemetery
 - Located in Cherokee County
 
Wesson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downer 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 Downer Cemetery.

Bootsville   [Map]Douglas   [Map]Lickskillet   [Map]
Chigger Hill   [Map]Floy   [Map]Mount Vernon   [Map]
Clyde   [Map]Fort Payne   [Map]Pine Ridge   [Map]
Collinsville   [Map]Fyffe   [Map]Powell   [Map]
Cotnam   [Map]Geraldine   [Map]Rainsville   [Map]
Crossville   [Map]Grove Oak   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Dawson   [Map]Lakeview   [Map]Sand Rock   [Map]
Dog Town   [Map]Leesburg   [Map]Shiloh   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 Downer Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to DeKalb County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Catoosa County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dade County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #150201   (Name of Record: Downer Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: DeKalb
Lat: 34.3603684     Lon: -85.8538593   [Map]
Elev: 292         Map Name: Portersville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for DeKalb County: www.dekalbcountyal.us/

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: 34.3604, Longitude: -85.8539     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Downer Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Downer 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 starting 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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