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(Walker County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Willis Cemetery ...

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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.

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 Willis Cemetery...

The Willis Cemetery is located in Walker County. The county seat for Walker County is located in Jasper.

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

Lat:   33.7618°   (33° 45' 42")

Lon:   -87.5297°   (-87° 31' 46")

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.


 

  Willis Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Berry   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Cordova   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Jasper   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Oakman   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 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 Walker County.

Alta Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Beaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Berry City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Boshell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Enis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Files Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Frost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Johnson School House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Manasco Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Willis Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
New Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Palmers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Swindle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Willis Cemetery
 
Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Whitley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Willis Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Willis Cemetery.

Bankston   [Map]Farriss   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Bazemore   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Parrish   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Glen Allen   [Map]Patton Junction   [Map]
Camak Mills   [Map]Goodsprings   [Map]Patton   [Map]
Carbon Hill   [Map]Jasper   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Cordova   [Map]Kansas   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Corona   [Map]Nauvoo   [Map]Slicklizzard   [Map]
Eldridge   [Map]Oakman   [Map]Townley   [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 visit 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 Willis Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba 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      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 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 #158484   (Name of Record: Willis Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Walker
Lat: 33.7617768     Lon: -87.5297308   [Map]
Elev: 208         Map Name: Howard

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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: 33.7618, Longitude: -87.5297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Willis Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Willis 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 beginning in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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