(Benjamin) CEMETERY, (Ray Williams Dr., Spring Hill), MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The GPS Coordinates for the Wells Cemetery shown above are incorrect. This is the coordinates for the Watkins (Benjamin) Cemetery. That means the Wells Map is dislocated by the all the GPS companies today. This map labeled Wells Cemetery comes to us from Topozone and is part of an effort by the large modern GPS mapping companies to place all the cemeteries in the country on locator maps. Each cemetery has a Longitude and Latitude also known as the GPS coordinates. This placement is in error because this spot on the map is actually the Benjamin Watkins Cemetery. The Wells Cemetery lies on the area of this map, but due east 1/2 mile across both feeder branches to Rutherford Creek. It is not marked on this or any other maps I am aware of except for Fred Hawkins Map in the book Maury County Tennessee Cemeteries. Fred Hawkins documented the Wells Cemetery, but omitted the Watkins Cemetery. Same for researchers before him. All researchers say the Wells Cemetery is behind the barn of descendent John Wells on the back side of his place. There are no modern maps showing a barn in this highly developed area. There are only houses and shopping malls.
This aerial map shows the Watkins Cemetery pointed out by a yellow arrow in a clump of trees. It is adjacent to the newly laid out Ray Williams Drive and contains no houses as of this writing but the street contains curbs and pavement. Actually the street extends beyond the place above into the next areas to the southwest of this newly laid out area.
This aerial view shows the trees with the yellow arrow pointing at them, denoting the location of this cemetery.
Maps from Topozone & Microsoft Virtual Earth Aerial views modified for this site 12 Feb 2009, by Wayne Austin.
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