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(Jones County, Mississippi)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Florence 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 Florence Cemetery...

The Florence Cemetery is located in Jones County. The county seat for Jones County is located in Laurel.

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

Lat:   31.7899°   (31° 47' 23")

Lon:   -88.9906°   (-88° 59' 26")

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

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


 

  Florence Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Bay Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
Clara   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Ellisville   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Laurel   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Sandersville   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Shubuta   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County
 
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Florence Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Blackledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
Dennis Blackledge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Erratta Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Fall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Heidelberg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
May Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
McFarland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
McGill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Nora Davis Memorial Cemetery (FAG ID #61482)
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Old Sharon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County
 
Sandersville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Jasper County
 
Sharon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Florence Cemetery
 
Zion Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Florence Cemetery
 - Located in Wayne County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Florence Cemetery.

Acme   [Map]Laurel   [Map]Soso   [Map]
Bay Springs   [Map]McNeal   [Map]Stafford Springs   [Map]
Ellisville   [Map]Moss   [Map]Stringer   [Map]
Fouke   [Map]Orange   [Map]Turnerville   [Map]
Gridley   [Map]Pachuta   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Heidelberg   [Map]Ras   [Map]Vossburg   [Map]
Kelona   [Map]Sandersville   [Map]Waldrup   [Map]
Lake Como   [Map]Shubuta   [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 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 - 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 Florence Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jones 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    
Clarke County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forrest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson Davis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rankin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Simpson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smith County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Florence 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 Florence Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #707349   (Name of Record: Florence Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jones
Lat: 31.7898809     Lon: -88.9906084   [Map]
Elev: 102         Map Name: Heidelberg SW

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 31.7899, Longitude: -88.9906     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Florence Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Florence 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 that stretches from . 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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