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Profile for the Hightower Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Hightower 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 Hightower Cemetery...

The Hightower Cemetery is located in Polk County. The county seat for Polk County is located in Cedartown.

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

Lat:   33.9493°   (33° 56' 57")

Lon:   -85.1545°   (-85° 9' 16")

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

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


 

  Hightower Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Bremen   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Buchanan   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Cedartown   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Dallas   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Paulding County
 
Fruithurst   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Cleburne County (AL)
 
Rockmart   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Tallapoosa   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Villa Rica   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Carroll County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Hightower Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Paulding County
 
Buchanan City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Draketown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Dugdown Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Ezell B Garner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Felton Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Felton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Felton Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Paulding County
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Lime Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Littlecreek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Live Oak Cemetery (FAG ID #2210468)
 
Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Mt. Zion East Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Northview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Northview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Pine Bower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Piney Woods Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2370745)
 
Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Polk Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Rockmart Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
South Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Tallapoosa East Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Haralson County
 
Wimberly Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hightower Cemetery
 
Yorkville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Hightower Cemetery
 - Located in Paulding County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Hightower Cemetery.

Aragon   [Map]Cedartown   [Map]Rock Run (AL)   [Map]
Borden Springs (AL)   [Map]Dallas   [Map]Rockmart   [Map]
Bowdon Junction   [Map]Esom Hill   [Map]Silver Creek   [Map]
Braswell   [Map]Euharlee   [Map]Tallapoosa   [Map]
Bremen   [Map]Felton   [Map]Taylorsville   [Map]
Buchanan   [Map]Hart Town   [Map]Temple   [Map]
Budapest   [Map]Lindale   [Map]Villa Rica   [Map]
Cave Spring   [Map]Muscadine (AL)   [Map]Waco   [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 either 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 Hightower Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Polk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bartow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattooga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cobb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gordon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Murray County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whitfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Hightower 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 Hightower Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2119855   (Name of Record: Hightower Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Polk
Lat: 33.9493     Lon: -85.1545   [Map]
Elev: 265         Map Name: Felton

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Polk County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Polk County: www.polkcountygeorgia.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.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: 33.9493, Longitude: -85.1545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Hightower Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Hightower 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores things 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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