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(Sumter County, Alabama)


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Profile for the May Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the May 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 May Cemetery...

The May Cemetery is located in Sumter County. The county seat for Sumter County is located in Livingston.

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

Lat:   32.6904°   (32° 41' 25")

Lon:   -88.1109°   (-88° 6' 39")

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

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


 

  May Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Demopolis   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Marengo County
 
Epes   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the May Cemetery
 
Eutaw   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Forkland   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Gainesville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the May Cemetery
 
Geiger   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the May Cemetery
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the May Cemetery
 
Scooba   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Kemper County (MS)
 
York   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the May Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Bethsalem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Boligee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Bowers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the May Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the May Cemetery
 
Cook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Dallas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Dallas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
DeVelle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Eskeridge Pettigrew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the May Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the May Cemetery
 
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the May Cemetery
 
Henagan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the May Cemetery
 
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the May Cemetery
 
Kirksey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the May Cemetery
 
Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Maye Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the May Cemetery
 
McCainville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the May Cemetery
 
McInnis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the May Cemetery
 
Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the May Cemetery
 
Nott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
St. Matthew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the May Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the May Cemetery
 - Located in Greene County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the May Cemetery.

Arcola   [Map]Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]Intercourse   [Map]
Arrington   [Map]Emelle   [Map]Livingston   [Map]
Bellamy   [Map]Epes   [Map]Moore Town   [Map]
Bethel   [Map]Eutaw   [Map]Panola   [Map]
Boligee   [Map]Forkland   [Map]Sledge   [Map]
Clinton   [Map]Gainesville   [Map]West Greene   [Map]
Demopolis   [Map]Geiger   [Map]York   [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 begin with 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 May Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Sumter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Neshoba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #122414   (Name of Record: May Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sumter
Lat: 32.6904114     Lon: -88.1108554   [Map]
Elev: 33         Map Name: Epes East

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Sumter 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: 32.6904, Longitude: -88.1109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the May Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for May 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 'straight-line' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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