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The location of Higdon Cemetery









A visit to the Higdon Cemetery ...

The location of the Higdon Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 Higdon Cemetery ...

The Higdon Cemetery is located in Swain County.

The county seat for Swain County is located in Bryson City. Bryson City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Higdon Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Higdon Cemetery

Lat:   35.4990°   (35° 29' 56")

Lon:   -83.6957°   (-83° 41' 44")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Higdon Cemetery.

Almond   [Map]     Lake Santeetlah   [Map]    
Bear Creek   [Map]     Oconaluftee Indian Village   [Map]    
Bryson City   [Map]     Red Bank (TN)   [Map]    
Chalet Village (TN)   [Map]     Rhodo   [Map]    
Chelsey Village (TN)   [Map]     Robbinsville   [Map]    
Cheoah   [Map]     Topton   [Map]    
Elkmont (TN)   [Map]     Townsend (TN)   [Map]    
Fairview   [Map]     Unahala   [Map]    
Fontana Dam   [Map]     Wear Valley (TN)   [Map]    
Forneys Creek   [Map]     Whittier   [Map]    
Gatlinburg (TN)   [Map]     Yellow Creek   [Map]    
Happy Valley (TN)   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Andrews   [Map]
 - Located in Cherokee County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery
 
Bryson City   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Higdon Cemetery
 
Gatlinburg   [Map]
 - Located in Sevier County (TN)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 
Pigeon Forge   [Map]
 - Located in Sevier County (TN)
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Higdon Cemetery
 
Robbinsville   [Map]
 - Located in Graham County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Higdon Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Swain County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fannin County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
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Rabun County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Towns County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Union County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Cherokee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
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Clay County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Graham County:     Cyndi's
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Haywood County:     Cyndi's
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Macon County:     Cyndi's
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Transylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Oconee County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Anderson County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Blount County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cocke County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Grainger County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Hamblen County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Knox County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Loudon County (TN):     Cyndi's
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McMinn County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Polk County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Roane County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Sevier County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Union County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

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

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 North Carolina

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Cable Branch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Cable Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Cable Cove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Higdon Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Gunter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Hall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Higdon Cemetery

McClure Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Orr Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Panther Creek Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Payne Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Pilkey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Posey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Proctor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Randolph Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Higdon Cemetery

Sawyer Creek Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Higdon Cemetery

Welch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Welch Cove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

Woody Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Higdon Cemetery

Yellow Branch Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Higdon Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Higdon 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 Higdon Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #986737   (Name of Record: Higdon Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Swain
Lat: 35.4989794     Lon: -83.695726   [Map]
Elev: 715         Map Name: Tuskeegee

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swain County: www.swaincounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The 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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Higdon Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4990, Longitude: -83.6957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Higdon Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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