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Profile for the Old Shannon Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Old Shannon 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 Old Shannon Cemetery...

The Old Shannon 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 Old Shannon Cemetery

Lat:   35.4117°   (35° 24' 42")

Lon:   -88.0367°   (-88° 2' 12")

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

Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located in McNairy County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Clifton   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Collinwood   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Decaturville   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Hohenwald   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Linden   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Sardis   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Savannah   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Scotts Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Waynesboro   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 72 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Old Shannon Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Altom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Altum Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Backbone Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Baker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Beckham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Benham - Hughes - Speer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Bowling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Brashier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Briley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Bumpas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Carroll Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Channell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Clifton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Connelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Crossnoe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Culp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Culp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Dillon Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Evans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Fisher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Flippo Grave   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Gates Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Grigg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Haggard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Hardin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Hardin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Havanna Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Helton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Hulen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Ketton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Lizard Glade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Lone Chestnut Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Lott Landing Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Mager Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
McBride Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
McCall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Methodist Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Montague Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Mt. Auburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Nance Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Newborn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Nunnley Ford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Old Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Red House Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Ryan Childs Grave   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Slater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Sparks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Sparks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Steele Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henderson County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Turnbo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Perry County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Warrington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wayne County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hardin County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Wiley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery
 
Yarbro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Shannon Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Shannon Cemetery.

Cedar Grove   [Map]Enville   [Map]Parsons   [Map]
Clifton   [Map]Flatwoods   [Map]Saltillo   [Map]
Crump   [Map]Linden   [Map]Sardis   [Map]
Decaturville   [Map]Milledgeville   [Map]Savannah   [Map]
Dunbar   [Map]New Town   [Map]Scotts Hill   [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 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 - 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 Old Shannon 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    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       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    
Dickson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gibson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles 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    
Henderson 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    

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 Old Shannon 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 Old Shannon Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1296369   (Name of Record: Old Shannon Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Decatur
Lat: 35.4117416     Lon: -88.036697   [Map]
Elev: 124         Map Name: Bath Springs

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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: 35.4117, Longitude: -88.0367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Shannon Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Shannon 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' distance that starts 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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