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(Fayette County, Alabama)


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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 Fayette County. The county seat for Fayette County is located in Fayette.

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

Lat:   33.8401°   (33° 50' 24")

Lon:   -87.7367°   (-87° 44' 12")

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 Fayette County.

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

Berry   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Guin   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 55 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 Fayette County.

Ballard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Box Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Dutton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Dykes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Elam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Fowler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Logan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
McCollum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Moss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
New River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Porter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Shirley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Sprinkle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Tidwell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
White Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Thornton Cemetery.

Bankston   [Map]Farriss   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Bazemore   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Glen Allen   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Bluff   [Map]Gu-Win   [Map]Slicklizzard   [Map]
Brilliant   [Map]Guin   [Map]Twin   [Map]
Carbon Hill   [Map]Kansas   [Map]Winfield   [Map]
Eldridge   [Map]Kirkland   [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 turn to 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 - 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 Thornton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar 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    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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 #127931   (Name of Record: Thornton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fayette
Lat: 33.8401059     Lon: -87.7366855   [Map]
Elev: 119         Map Name: Hubbertville

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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: 33.8401, Longitude: -87.7367     [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 'straight-line' distance that starts 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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