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The location of Rather Cemetery









A visit to the Rather Cemetery ...

The location of the Rather 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 Rather Cemetery ...

The Rather Cemetery is located in Morgan County.

The county seat for Morgan County is located in Decatur. Decatur lies just to the north of the Rather Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   34.5431°   (34° 32' 35")

Lon:   -86.9872°   (-86° 59' 13")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Rather Cemetery.

Belle Mina   [Map]     Mooresville   [Map]    
Bluff City   [Map]     Moulton Heights   [Map]    
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     Oakville   [Map]    
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     Orrville   [Map]    
Danville   [Map]     Priceville   [Map]    
Decatur   [Map]     Russell Village   [Map]    
Falkville   [Map]     Somerville   [Map]    
Flint City   [Map]     Swancott   [Map]    
Garner   [Map]     Tanner   [Map]    
Harris Station   [Map]     Triana   [Map]    
Hartselle   [Map]     Trinity   [Map]    
Hillsboro   [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 Rather 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 Rather Cemetery.

Athens   [Map]
 - Located in Limestone County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Rather Cemetery
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Rather Cemetery
 
Falkville   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rather Cemetery
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rather 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 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 Rather 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
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cullman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Limestone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 36 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Rather Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Morgan County.

Adkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Rather Cemetery

Bishop Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Rather Cemetery

Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Rather Cemetery

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burning Tree Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Rather Cemetery

Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Rather Cemetery

Collier Cemetery   [Map]

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

Crow Cemetery   [Map]

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

Crow Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dancy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Rather Cemetery

Decatur Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the Rather Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #22485<3>

Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southwest (SSW) of the Rather Cemetery

Gunn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Rather Cemetery

Hartselle Memory Gardens   [Map]

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

Minor Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Rather Cemetery

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Rather Cemetery

Morris Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Rather Cemetery

Mosley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Rather Cemetery

Napps Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Rather Cemetery

Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Rather Cemetery

Price Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Rather Cemetery

Raper Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Rather Cemetery

Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]

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

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Rather Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Rather Cemetery

Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Rather Cemetery

Rountree Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Rather Cemetery

Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Rather Cemetery

Shoal Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Rather Cemetery

Stockton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stroup Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Rather Cemetery

Sykes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Rather Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Rather 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 Rather Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125441   (Name of Record: Rather Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Morgan
Lat: 34.5431488     Lon: -86.987231   [Map]
Elev: 178         Map Name: Decatur

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Rather Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5431, Longitude: -86.9872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rather Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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