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The location of Thornton Cemetery









A visit to the Thornton Cemetery ...

The location of the Thornton 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 Thornton Cemetery ...

The Thornton Cemetery is located in Giles County.

The county seat for Giles County is located in Pulaski. Pulaski lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Thornton Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.0395°   (35° 2' 22")

Lon:   -86.8358°   (-86° 50' 8")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Thornton Cemetery.

Ardmore   [Map]     Elkton   [Map]    
Ardmore (AL)   [Map]     Estaville (AL)   [Map]    
Aymett Town   [Map]     Green Field   [Map]    
Boonshill   [Map]     Harvest (AL)   [Map]    
Caro (AL)   [Map]     Hazel Green (AL)   [Map]    
Clifton (AL)   [Map]     Park City Heights   [Map]    
Delina   [Map]     Park City   [Map]    
Dellrose   [Map]     Pearl City   [Map]    
Dickson Town   [Map]     Pulaski   [Map]    
Elkmont Springs   [Map]     Toney (AL)   [Map]    
Elkmont (AL)   [Map]     Wheelerton   [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 Thornton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Giles County.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located in Limestone County (AL)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Elkmont   [Map]
 - Located in Limestone County (AL)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Thornton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

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

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 58 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Thornton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abernathy Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Thornton Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8472<3>

Anderson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Austin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Thornton Cemetery

Bailes Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Bee Spring Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Thornton Cemetery

Bethany Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Boswell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Bridgforth Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Brooks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Thornton Cemetery

Bruce Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Thornton Cemetery

Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Thornton Cemetery

Corpier Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Croney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Cross Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Thornton Cemetery

Daly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Delap - Clemant Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Dunnavant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Eagin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Elkton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Elkton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Elliot Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ewing Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

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

Ezell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Farrar Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Franklin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Gatlin Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

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

Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Thornton Cemetery

George Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Hasting Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Hopwood Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

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

Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Kelly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Thornton Cemetery

Lewter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south (S) of the Thornton Cemetery

Major Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Merrell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

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

Metcalf Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Motes Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Nelson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Thornton Cemetery

New Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Park Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Patterson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Roper Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Scrouge Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

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

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Silvester Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Spence Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Thornton Cemetery

Stone Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Sulser Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Thornton Cemetery

Tillery Cemetery (AL)   [Map]

Located in Limestone County (AL)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Wells Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Thornton Cemetery

White Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Thornton Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lincoln County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Thornton Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Thornton 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 Thornton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1272568   (Name of Record: Thornton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Giles
Lat: 35.0395281     Lon: -86.8358356   [Map]
Elev: 279         Map Name: Dellrose

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty-tn.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Thornton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0395, Longitude: -86.8358     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Thornton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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