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A visit to the Box Cemetery ...

The location of the Box 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 Box Cemetery ...

The Box Cemetery is located in Decatur County.

The county seat for Decatur County is located in Decaturville. Decaturville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Box Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.7070°   (35° 42' 25")

Lon:   -88.1734°   (-88° 10' 24")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Box Cemetery.

Bakerville   [Map]     Linden   [Map]    
Beardstown   [Map]     Lobelville   [Map]    
Bruceton   [Map]     New Johnsonville   [Map]    
Cedar Grove   [Map]     Parkers Crossroads   [Map]    
Cedar Grove   [Map]     Parsons   [Map]    
Clarksburg   [Map]     Rhodes Town   [Map]    
Clifton   [Map]     Saltillo   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     Sandy Point   [Map]    
Decaturville   [Map]     Sardis   [Map]    
Dunbar   [Map]     Scotts Hill   [Map]    
Hollow Rock   [Map]     White Fern   [Map]    
Jeannette   [Map]     Wildlife Cove Village   [Map]    
Lexington   [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 Box Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Decatur County.

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

Bakerville   [Map]
 - Located in Humphreys County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Box Cemetery
 
Bruceton   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Box Cemetery
 
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Box Cemetery
 
Decaturville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Box Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Box Cemetery
 
Linden   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Box Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Box Cemetery
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Box Cemetery
 
Scotts Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Box Cemetery

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 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 Box Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Decatur County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lauderdale County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tishomingo County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chester County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Crockett County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Dickson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Gibson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Hardeman County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Hardin County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Henderson County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Hickman County:     Cyndi's
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Houston County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Humphreys County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lewis County:     Cyndi's
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Maury County:     Cyndi's
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McNairy County:     Cyndi's
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Perry County:     Cyndi's
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Stewart County:     Cyndi's
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Wayne County:     Cyndi's
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Weakley County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 43 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Box Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Altom Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Box Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2332741<4>

Arnold Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Box Cemetery

Bawcum Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Box Cemetery

Beasley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Box Cemetery

Bible Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Box Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2246395

Central Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Box Cemetery

Cheney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Box Cemetery

Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

A large cemetery that lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Box Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2129117

Cox Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Box Cemetery

Derryberry Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Box Cemetery

Duke Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Box Cemetery

Eubanks Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Box Cemetery

Evans Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Box Cemetery

Gabbard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Box Cemetery

Gibson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Box Cemetery

Graves Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Box Cemetery

Gulledge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Box Cemetery

Gulledge Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Box Cemetery

Hayes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Box Cemetery

Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Box Cemetery

Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Box Cemetery

Herndon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Box Cemetery

Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Box Cemetery

Houston Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Box Cemetery

Jennings Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Box Cemetery

Lester Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Box Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #14664

Long Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Box Cemetery

McCoy Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Box Cemetery

McMurry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Box Cemetery

Milton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Box Cemetery

Mincey Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Box Cemetery

Moore Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Box Cemetery

Morgan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Box Cemetery

Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Box Cemetery

Myracle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Box Cemetery

Park Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Box Cemetery

Parsons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Box Cemetery

Rosson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Box Cemetery

Stills Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Box Cemetery

Stills Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Box Cemetery

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Box Cemetery

Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Box Cemetery

Williams Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Henderson County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Box Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2650187

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Box 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 Box Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1278087   (Name of Record: Box Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Decatur
Lat: 35.7070116     Lon: -88.1733718   [Map]
Elev: 140         Map Name: Parsons

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Decatur County: www.decaturcountytn.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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.
<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 Box Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7070, Longitude: -88.1734     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Box Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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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