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(Colbert County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Rand Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Rand 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 Rand Cemetery...

The Rand Cemetery is located in Colbert County. The county seat for Colbert County is located in Tuscumbia.

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

Lat:   34.6768°   (34° 40' 36")

Lon:   -87.5631°   (-87° 33' 47")

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

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


 

  Rand Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Courtland   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Florence   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Leighton   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Muscle Shoals   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Sheffield   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Town Creek   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Tuscumbia   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Aycock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Bickley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Blocker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Blythe Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Colbert County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Gargis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Gunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
LaGrange Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Leigh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Ligon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Madding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Mayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Old Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Peden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Ricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rand Cemetery
 - Located in Lawrence County
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rand Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Rand 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 Rand Cemetery.

Avoca   [Map]Florence   [Map]Nitrate City   [Map]
Bainbridge   [Map]Ford City   [Map]Saint Florian   [Map]
Beach Grove   [Map]Furnace Hill   [Map]Sheffield   [Map]
Belleview   [Map]Hatton   [Map]Spring Valley   [Map]
Campbell Settlement   [Map]Killen   [Map]Town Creek   [Map]
Canaan   [Map]Leighton   [Map]Tuscumbia   [Map]
Courtland   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]
Cypress Creek   [Map]Mehama   [Map]Wilson Dam   [Map]
Davidsons Cross Roads   [Map]Muscle Shoals   [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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Rand Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125431   (Name of Record: Rand Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Colbert
Lat: 34.676757     Lon: -87.5630826   [Map]
Elev: 171         Map Name: Leighton

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Colbert County: www.colbertcounty.org/

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: 34.6768, Longitude: -87.5631     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rand Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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