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(Pike County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Sims Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Sims 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 Sims Cemetery...

The Sims Cemetery is located in Pike County. The county seat for Pike County is located in Troy.

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

Lat:   31.8349°   (31° 50' 5")

Lon:   -86.1102°   (-86° 6' 36")

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

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


 

  Sims Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Brundidge   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Luverne   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sims Cemetery
 - Located in Crenshaw County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Sims Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Belsor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Bethel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Sims Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Bethel AME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2589003)
 
Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Davidson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Elam - Davidson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Greene Hills Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Head Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Hepzibah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Hillard & Howard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Hinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Sims Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Old Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2585939)
 
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Petrey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sims Cemetery
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Ward - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Wingard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sims Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Sims Cemetery.

Banks   [Map]Kent   [Map]Petrey   [Map]
Centre Ridge   [Map]Lapine   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]
Cherokee Village   [Map]Luverne   [Map]Ramer   [Map]
Glenwood   [Map]McClure Town   [Map]Rutledge   [Map]
Goshen   [Map]Meeksville   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Grady   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]Troy   [Map]
Highland Home   [Map]Needmore   [Map]Wilkinstown   [Map]
Honoraville   [Map]Orion   [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 like to 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 Sims Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conecuh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #126881   (Name of Record: Sims Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pike
Lat: 31.8348768     Lon: -86.1102342   [Map]
Elev: 155         Map Name: Youngblood

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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: 31.8349, Longitude: -86.1102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Sims Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Sims 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 beginning in . 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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