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The location of Watkins Cemetery









A visit to the Watkins Cemetery ...

The location of the Watkins 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 Watkins Cemetery ...

The Watkins Cemetery is located in Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Moulton.

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

Lat:   34.3884°   (34° 23' 18")

Lon:   -87.1853°   (-87° 11' 7")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 47 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Watkins Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Aldridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Arbor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Barnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Bogar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winston County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2163786<3>
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Hughes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #23589
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Keys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Kitchens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Orr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Paff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Penn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Penn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Winston County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Watkins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25335
 
Piney Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2195980
 
Preuit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Puckett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Red Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Simms Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Simms Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Watkins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26324
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Speake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Stephenson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Warren Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Wilborn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Woodard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Watkins Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Houston   [Map]    
Ashridge   [Map]     Lacon   [Map]    
Burningtree Mountain   [Map]     Moulton Heights   [Map]    
Camp Spring   [Map]     Moulton   [Map]    
Chalybeate Springs   [Map]     Mount Hope   [Map]    
Danville   [Map]     Muck City   [Map]    
Decatur   [Map]     Oakville   [Map]    
Falkville   [Map]     Priceville   [Map]    
Flint City   [Map]     Russell Village   [Map]    
Grayson   [Map]     Trinity   [Map]    
Hartselle   [Map]     West Point   [Map]    
Hatton   [Map]     Wren   [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 Watkins Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Lawrence County.

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

Decatur   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Falkville   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Hartselle   [Map]
 - Located in Morgan County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Moulton   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Watkins 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 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 Watkins Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lawrence 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

 
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Cullman County:     Cyndi's
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Fayette County:     Cyndi's
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Lauderdale County:     Cyndi's
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Limestone County:     Cyndi's
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Morgan County:     Cyndi's
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Shelby County:     Cyndi's
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Walker County:     Cyndi's
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Winston County:     Cyndi's
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Giles County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lawrence County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Lincoln County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #161868   (Name of Record: Watkins Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lawrence
Lat: 34.3884309     Lon: -87.1852931   [Map]
Elev: 219         Map Name: Oakville

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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 Watkins Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3884, Longitude: -87.1853     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Watkins 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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