A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
The location of Willis Cemetery
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and the surrounding area.
Profile for the Willis Cemetery ...
Our GPS coordinates for the Willis 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.
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 Willis Cemetery...
Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Willis Cemetery
Lat: 34.4651° (34° 27' 54")
Lon: -86.2922° (-86° 17' 31")
Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Willis 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 Willis Cemetery.
The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.
Nearby communities with newspapers ...
The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Willis Cemetery. The following communities are located in Marshall County.
More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Willis Cemetery.
List of the closest cemeteries ...
We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Willis Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.
Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Marshall County.
For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.
List of neighboring communities ...
The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Willis Cemetery.
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 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 Willis Cemetery:
For pages that are specific to Alabama:
These pages are specific to Marshall County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:
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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Willis 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 Willis Cemetery.
Referenced GNIS Record ...
GNIS ID #139504 (Name of Record: Willis Cemetery)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Marshall County: www.marshallco.org/www/
The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/
|This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2017|
|By John Hall|