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(Jackson County, Florida)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Damascus 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 Damascus Cemetery...

The Damascus Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Marianna.

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

Lat:   30.9382°   (30° 56' 17")

Lon:   -85.5197°   (-85° 31' 10")

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

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


 

  Damascus Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Chipley   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Washington County
 
Graceville   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Hartford   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Geneva County (AL)
 
Marianna   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Parish   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County (AL)
 
Slocomb   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Geneva County (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 14 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Damascus Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Christian Home Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Geneva County (AL)
 
East Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Holmes County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the East Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery (FAG ID #2245362)
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Hinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Lees Chapel Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Geneva County (AL)
 
Martin Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Geneva County (AL)
 
Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Damascus Cemetery
 
Pate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Holmes County
 
Registers Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County (AL)
 
Registers Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County (AL)
 
St. Phillips Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County (AL)
 
Selma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Holmes County
 
Smith Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Damascus Cemetery
 - Located in Houston County (AL)

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 Damascus Cemetery.

Alford   [Map]Esto   [Map]Noma   [Map]
Black (AL)   [Map]Graceville   [Map]Parker Village (AL)   [Map]
Bonifay   [Map]Hartford (AL)   [Map]Rehobeth (AL)   [Map]
Campbellton   [Map]Jacob City   [Map]Slocomb (AL)   [Map]
Chipley   [Map]Madrid (AL)   [Map]Steele City   [Map]
Cottondale   [Map]Malvern (AL)   [Map]Taylor (AL)   [Map]
Cottonwood (AL)   [Map]Merritts Crossroads (AL)   [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 like to start 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 - 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 Damascus Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Florida:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coffee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Geneva County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Houston County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gadsden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Liberty County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Decatur County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Early County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Seminole County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Damascus 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 Damascus Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805748   (Name of Record: Damascus Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 30.93824     Lon: -85.5196545   [Map]
Elev: 46         Map Name: Graceville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksoncounty-fl.com/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/



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: 30.9382, Longitude: -85.5197     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Damascus Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Damascus 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts 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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<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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