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The location of Sims Cemetery









A visit to the Sims Cemetery ...

The location of the Sims 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> 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: FAG ID #2589003<3>
 
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: 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]
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sims Cemetery
 
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 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Sims Cemetery.

Banks   [Map]     Meeksville   [Map]    
Centre Ridge   [Map]     Mossy Grove Village   [Map]    
Cherokee Village   [Map]     Needmore   [Map]    
Glenwood   [Map]     Orion   [Map]    
Goshen   [Map]     Petrey   [Map]    
Grady   [Map]     Pine Level   [Map]    
Highland Home   [Map]     Ramer   [Map]    
Honoraville   [Map]     Rutledge   [Map]    
Kent   [Map]     Social Town   [Map]    
Lapine   [Map]     Troy   [Map]    
Luverne   [Map]     Wilkinstown   [Map]    
McClure Town   [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 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] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sims Cemetery
 
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sims 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 either 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 Sims Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bullock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Conecuh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Elmore County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Geneva County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lowndes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilcox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Pike County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Sims Cemetery. The point we use 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).

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<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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