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(Lowndes County, Mississippi)


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The location of Motley Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Motley Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Motley 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 six sections:

The Location of the Motley Cemetery...

The Motley Cemetery is located in Lowndes County. The county seat for Lowndes County is located in Columbus.

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

Lat:   33.4687°   (33° 28' 7")

Lon:   -88.5578°   (-88° 33' 28")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Motley Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Aberdeen   [Map]
 - Located in Monroe County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Brooksville   [Map]
 - Located in Noxubee County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Columbus   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Macon   [Map]
 - Located in Noxubee County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South (S) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Pickensville   [Map]
 - Located in Pickens County (AL)
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Starkville   [Map]
 - Located in Oktibbeha County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Motley Cemetery
 
West Point   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Motley Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Motley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Curtis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Oktibbeha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #187885<4>
 
Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Jennings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Mayhew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Mayhew Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Oktibbeha County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Pitchlynn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Pooles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Prairie Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Sand Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Seitz Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Oktibbeha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Sessums Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Oktibbeha County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Stallin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Tibbee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Waverley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Wicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Motley Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Motley Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Motley Cemetery.

Adaton   [Map]Columbus   [Map]Pheba   [Map]
Artesia   [Map]Crawford   [Map]Pickensville (AL)   [Map]
Bent Oak   [Map]Ethelsville (AL)   [Map]Stafford (AL)   [Map]
Brooksville   [Map]Griffith   [Map]Starkville   [Map]
Caledonia   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Vinton   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]Macedonia (AL)   [Map]West Point   [Map]
Clayton Village   [Map]New Hope   [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 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 Motley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion 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    
Attala County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Neshoba 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    
Pontotoc County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster 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 Lowndes County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Lowndes 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 Motley 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 Motley Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #673890   (Name of Record: Motley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lowndes
Lat: 33.4687313     Lon: -88.5578227   [Map]
Elev: 74         Map Name: Bent Oak

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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: 33.4687, Longitude: -88.5578     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Motley Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Motley 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 begins in . 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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