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Thornton Cemetery
(Bullock County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Thornton Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Thornton 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 Thornton Cemetery...

The Thornton Cemetery is located in Bullock County. The county seat for Bullock County is located in Union Springs.

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

Lat:   32.1290°   (32° 7' 44")

Lon:   -85.5555°   (-85° 33' 19")

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

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


 

  Thornton Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Eufaula   [Map]
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Barbour County
 
Hurtsboro   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Louisville   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Barbour County
 
Seale   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Tuskegee   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Macon County
 
Union Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Thornton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Thornton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Brown Road Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Glenford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Jericho Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Kendrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Lydia Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Mallard Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
McGrady Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Mt. Azure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Azure Cemetery (FAG ID #24587)
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Ox Level Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Peniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Perpetual Care Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Provo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Ridgeley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Seay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Three Notch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Walter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Thornton Cemetery.

Armstrong   [Map]Hatchechubbee   [Map]Smuteye   [Map]
Clayton   [Map]Hurtsboro   [Map]Spring Hill   [Map]
Comer   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Three Notch   [Map]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]Midway   [Map]Tuskegee   [Map]
Fort Davis   [Map]Perote   [Map]Union Springs   [Map]
Hardaway   [Map]Pittsview   [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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Thornton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Bullock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee 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    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #127930   (Name of Record: Thornton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Bullock
Lat: 32.12904     Lon: -85.5555015   [Map]
Elev: 168         Map Name: Roba

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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: 32.1290, Longitude: -85.5555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Thornton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Thornton 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 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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