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The location of Porter Cemetery









A visit to the Porter Cemetery ...

The location of the Porter 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 Porter Cemetery ...

The Porter Cemetery is located in Walker County. The county seat for Walker County is located in LaFayette.

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

Lat:   34.8170°   (34° 49' 1")

Lon:   -85.3280°   (-85° 19' 40")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Porter Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Walker County.

Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Center Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Chattanooga Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Chickamauga Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Coulter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Crestlawn Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
District Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Garmany Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Garrett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Harding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #35064<3>
 
Old Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Osburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Owings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Peavine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Porter Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #36654
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Shaw Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Singleterry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Tri-County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter Cemetery

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 Porter Cemetery.

Blue Spring   [Map]     Linwood   [Map]    
Boynton   [Map]     Lookout Mountain (TN)   [Map]    
Chattanooga Valley   [Map]     Lookout Mountain   [Map]    
Chickamauga   [Map]     Park City   [Map]    
Dewberry Town   [Map]     Ringgold   [Map]    
East Ridge (TN)   [Map]     Rising Fawn   [Map]    
Fairview   [Map]     Rock City   [Map]    
Flintstone   [Map]     Rock Spring   [Map]    
Fort Oglethorpe   [Map]     Rossville   [Map]    
Indian Springs   [Map]     Stewart Town   [Map]    
Kensington   [Map]     Trenton   [Map]    
LaFayette   [Map]     Trickum   [Map]    
Lakeview   [Map]     Wildwood   [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 Porter 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 Porter Cemetery.

Chickamauga   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
East Ridge   [Map]
 - Located in Hamilton County (TN)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
LaFayette   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Located in Catoosa County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Rising Fawn   [Map]
 - Located in Dade County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Rossville   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Porter Cemetery
 
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located in Dade County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Porter Cemetery

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 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 - 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 Porter Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cherokee County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeKalb County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bartow County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catoosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chattooga County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cherokee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dade County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fannin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gordon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Murray County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Whitfield County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bledsoe County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bradley County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Coffee County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Grundy County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
McMinn County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rhea County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sequatchie County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

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

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 Porter 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 Porter Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #321064   (Name of Record: Porter Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Walker
Lat: 34.8170222     Lon: -85.328013   [Map]
Elev: 234         Map Name: Kensington

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Porter Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8170, Longitude: -85.3280     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Porter 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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