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Profile for the Western Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Western 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 Western Cemetery...

The Western Cemetery is located in Heard County. The county seat for Heard County is located in Franklin.

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

Lat:   33.1796°   (33° 10' 46")

Lon:   -85.1411°   (-85° 8' 27")

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

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


 

  Western Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Franklin   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Hogansville   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
LaGrange   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Randolph County (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 47 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Western Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adamson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Bevis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Western Cemetery
 
Buttrill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Caswell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Cheek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Dowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Franklin City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Freeman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Glenn - Burpee - Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Hearn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Lashley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Western Cemetery
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
Moody Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Western Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Western Cemetery
 
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Western Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Old Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Old Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Owensby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Persons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Philpot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Western Cemetery
 
Pittman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Western Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Purgason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Rains Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Rooks - Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Shackleford - Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Western Cemetery
 
Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #36981)
 
State Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Turman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Western Cemetery
 
Whatley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Western Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County
 
Wood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Western Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Western Cemetery.

Abbottsford   [Map]Five Points (AL)   [Map]McCosh Mill (AL)   [Map]
Asta Village   [Map]Franklin   [Map]Roanoke (AL)   [Map]
Brays Lakeview   [Map]Fredonia (AL)   [Map]Rock Mills (AL)   [Map]
Centralhatchee   [Map]Glenn   [Map]Roosterville   [Map]
Corinth   [Map]Hogansville   [Map]Standing Rock (AL)   [Map]
Evansville (AL)   [Map]LaGrange   [Map]West Lake Village   [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 professional and volunteer 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 Western Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Heard 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    
Chambers 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    
Lee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll 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    
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Paulding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Spalding County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Heard 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 Western 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 Western Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #347170   (Name of Record: Western Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Heard
Lat: 33.1795649     Lon: -85.1410531   [Map]
Elev: 255         Map Name: Glenn

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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: 33.1796, Longitude: -85.1411     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Western Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Western 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 beginning in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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