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(Sunflower County, Mississippi)


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The location of Sandy Bayou Cemetery

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Profile for the Sandy Bayou Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Sandy Bayou 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.

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The Location of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery...

The Sandy Bayou Cemetery is located in Sunflower County. The county seat for Sunflower County is located in Indianola.

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

Lat:   33.8523°   (33° 51' 8")

Lon:   -90.5809°   (-90° 34' 51")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Sandy Bayou 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 Sandy Bayou Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Sunflower County.

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

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Drew   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Mound Bayou   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Ruleville   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Sumner   [Map]
 - Located in Tallahatchie County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Delta Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Drew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #59034<4>
 
German Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Lehrton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Marlow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Moorehouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
New Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
New Light Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tallahatchie County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Old Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Pleasant Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Renova Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2284230
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Leflore County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Second Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bolivar County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Sandy Bayou Cemetery.

Alligator   [Map]Hushpuckena   [Map]Schlater   [Map]
Boyle   [Map]Merigold   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Claremont   [Map]Minter City   [Map]Sumner   [Map]
Cleveland   [Map]Mound Bayou   [Map]Sunnyside   [Map]
Doddsville   [Map]Mound City   [Map]Swan Lake   [Map]
Drew   [Map]Pace   [Map]Tutwiler   [Map]
Duncan   [Map]Renova   [Map]Webb   [Map]
Glendora   [Map]Ruleville   [Map]White City   [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 begin 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 Sandy Bayou Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Sunflower County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Chicot County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Desha County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amite County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grenada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Humphreys County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leflore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallahatchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tunica County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yalobusha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #677374   (Name of Record: Sandy Bayou Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sunflower
Lat: 33.8523352     Lon: -90.5809276   [Map]
Elev: 42         Map Name: Drew

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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: 33.8523, Longitude: -90.5809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Sandy Bayou Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Sandy Bayou 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 starting from . 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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