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The location of Holmes Cemetery









A visit to the Holmes Cemetery ...

The location of the Holmes 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 Holmes Cemetery ...

The Holmes Cemetery is located in Morgan County.

The county seat for Morgan County is located in Decatur. Decatur lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of the Holmes Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   34.3345°   (34° 20' 4")

Lon:   -86.9356°   (-86° 56' 8")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Holmes Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southeast (SE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Blair Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Campground Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Holmes Cemetery

Crosby Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Holmes Cemetery

Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

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

Day - Speegle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Holmes Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26387<3>

East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Holmes Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Holmes Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Holmes Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Falkville City Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

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

Friendship Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

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

Herrin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Higdon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Key Cemetery   [Map]

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

Key Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Holmes Cemetery

McKendree Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Morris Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Negro Mountain Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Holmes Cemetery

New Hope Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Powell's Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2172178

Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Cullman County

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

Wilhite Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Holmes Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Holmes 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 Holmes Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Hartselle   [Map]    
Bluff City   [Map]     Lacon   [Map]    
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     Logan   [Map]    
Crane Hill   [Map]     Moulton Heights   [Map]    
Cullman   [Map]     Oakville   [Map]    
Danville   [Map]     Priceville   [Map]    
Decatur   [Map]     Russell Village   [Map]    
East Point   [Map]     Somerville   [Map]    
Eva   [Map]     South Vinemont   [Map]    
Fairview   [Map]     Valhermoso Springs   [Map]    
Falkville   [Map]     Vinemont   [Map]    
Flint City   [Map]     West Point   [Map]    
Good Hope   [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 Holmes Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Morgan County.

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

Cullman   [Map]
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Falkville   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Holmes Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Holmes Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Morgan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colbert County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Cullman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Etowah County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Limestone County:     Cyndi's
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's
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Shelby County:     Cyndi's
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Walker County:     Cyndi's
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Winston County:     Cyndi's
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Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #139806   (Name of Record: Holmes Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Morgan
Lat: 34.3345415     Lon: -86.9355614   [Map]
Elev: 259         Map Name: Falkville

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Morgan County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morgan County: www.co.morgan.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' 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 Holmes Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3345, Longitude: -86.9356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Holmes 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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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