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(Sumter County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Mt. Zion Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Mount Zion 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 Mt. Zion Cemetery...

The Mt. Zion 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 Mt. Zion Cemetery

Lat:   32.3576°   (32° 21' 27")

Lon:   -88.3884°   (-88° 23' 18")

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

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


 

  Mt. Zion Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Mt. Zion 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 Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Butler   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Meridian   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
York   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Bethel Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Cagus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Cokes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 
Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 
Kelly Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
McElroy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
McMurry Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Pack Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Pigford Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Pigford Cemetery (FAG ID #61911)
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Choctaw County
 
Salem Baptist Church Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2161393)
 
Shamburger Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 
Shamburger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Shearon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Sumter Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 
Toomsuba Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Zion Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County (MS)
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Toomsuba Cemetery (FAG ID #2146994)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Arrington   [Map]Intercourse   [Map]Moore Town   [Map]
Bellamy   [Map]Jachin   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Butler   [Map]Lisman   [Map]Vimville (MS)   [Map]
Choctaw City   [Map]Livingston   [Map]Ward   [Map]
Cromwell   [Map]Marion (MS)   [Map]Whynot (MS)   [Map]
Cuba   [Map]Meridian (MS)   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 Mt. Zion 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:

Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Washington 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    
Jasper 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    
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    
Wayne 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 Mt. Zion 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 Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #123422   (Name of Record: Mount Zion Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sumter
Lat: 32.357641     Lon: -88.3883656   [Map]
Elev: 123         Map Name: Whynot

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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: 32.3576, Longitude: -88.3884     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Mt. Zion 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' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things 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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