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Briggs Chapel Cemetery
(Kemper County, Mississippi)


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Profile for the Briggs Chapel Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Briggs Chapel 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 Briggs Chapel Cemetery...

The Briggs Chapel Cemetery is located in Kemper County. The county seat for Kemper County is located in De Kalb.

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

Lat:   32.6332°   (32° 37' 59")

Lon:   -88.3928°   (-88° 23' 34")

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

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


 

  Briggs Chapel Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

De Kalb   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
Epes   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Gainesville   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Geiger   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Meridian   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Scooba   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
York   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Anna York Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Bell Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Boney Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Boyd Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Central Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
Danner Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Danner Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Elliott Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Enondale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
Gibbs Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Gordon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Lauderdale County
 
Millville Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Morning Star Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Mt. Herman Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Mt. Herman Cemetery (FAG ID #2579451)
 
Mt. Smith Chapel Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Old Mt. Olive Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Old Side Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Parker Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Robbins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 
Roy Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)
 
Shiloh Cemetery (AL)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery
 - Located in Sumter County (AL)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Briggs Chapel Cemetery.

Arrington (AL)   [Map]Emelle (AL)   [Map]Marion   [Map]
Bellamy (AL)   [Map]Epes (AL)   [Map]Moore Town (AL)   [Map]
Bethel (AL)   [Map]Gainesville (AL)   [Map]Scooba   [Map]
Cuba (AL)   [Map]Geiger (AL)   [Map]Sledge (AL)   [Map]
De Kalb   [Map]Intercourse (AL)   [Map]Ward (AL)   [Map]
Electric Mills   [Map]Livingston (AL)   [Map]York (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 first turn to 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 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 Briggs Chapel Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Kemper County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Choctaw County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marengo County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Neshoba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oktibbeha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

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 Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Briggs Chapel 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 Briggs Chapel Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #707941   (Name of Record: Briggs Chapel Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Kemper
Lat: 32.6331909     Lon: -88.3928117   [Map]
Elev: 67         Map Name: Porterville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.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: 32.6332, Longitude: -88.3928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Briggs Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Briggs Chapel 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 stretches 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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