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(Decatur County, Tennessee)


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Profile for the Murphy Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Murphy 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 Murphy Cemetery...

The Murphy Cemetery is located in Decatur County. The county seat for Decatur County is located in Decaturville.

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

Lat:   35.4806°   (35° 28' 50")

Lon:   -88.1984°   (-88° 11' 54")

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

Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located in McNairy County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Decaturville   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located in Chester County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West (W) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Linden   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Savannah   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Scotts Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 62 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Murphy Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adkisson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Altom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Averett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Boiling Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Boiling Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Channell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Chumney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Connelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Gates Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hanna Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Harrington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hensley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Houston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Ivey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Ketton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Lott Landing Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Lowery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Luton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Mager Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
McBride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
McBride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
McCall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
New Russell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Newman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Newson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Old Russell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Powers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Pratt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Presley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Red House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Rushing Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #18034<4>
 
Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Saltillo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Shannon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Slater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Sparks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Tarbet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Turnbow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Whitelawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Wiley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Yarbro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Yarbro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Murphy Cemetery.

Adamsville   [Map]Enville   [Map]New Town   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Flatwoods   [Map]Parsons   [Map]
Clifton   [Map]Jeannette   [Map]Rhodes Town   [Map]
Crump   [Map]Lexington   [Map]Saltillo   [Map]
Decaturville   [Map]Linden   [Map]Sardis   [Map]
Dunbar   [Map]Milledgeville   [Map]Savannah   [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 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 - 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 Murphy Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Decatur County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chester County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crockett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gibson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardeman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haywood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henderson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hickman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Humphreys County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Maury County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McNairy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Weakley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Murphy 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 Murphy Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1295114   (Name of Record: Murphy Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Decatur
Lat: 35.4806294     Lon: -88.1983693   [Map]
Elev: 147         Map Name: Thurman

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Tennessee: www.tn.gov/



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: 35.4806, Longitude: -88.1984     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Murphy Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Murphy 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 beginning in . 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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