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Alta Cemetery
(Fayette County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Alta Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon 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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Alta Cemetery...

The Alta Cemetery is located in Fayette County. The county seat for Fayette County is located in Fayette.

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

Lat:   33.6867°   (33° 41' 12")

Lon:   -87.5335°   (-87° 32' 0")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Alta Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While the locations should have been definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary.


 

  Alta Cemetery  


  Willis Cemetery
  Bethabara Cemetery
  Johnston Cemetery
  Beaven Cemetery
  Panter Cemetery
  Gibson Hill Cemetery
  Pendley Cemetery
  Tabernacle Cemetery
  Panter Cemetery
  New Salem Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Cedar Creek Cemetery
  Jenkins Cemetery
  Salem Cemetery
  Pendley Cemetery
  Berry City Cemetery
  Patton Hill Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Zion Cemetery
  Madison Cemetery
  Frost Cemetery
  Boley Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Infant Hill Cemetery
  Earnest Cemetery
  Cleveland Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Alta Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bankston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS<2>
Beaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Berry City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Earnest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Enis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Files Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Frost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Madison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Palmers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alta Cemetery.

Bankston   [Map]Farriss   [Map]Parrish   [Map]
Barney   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Patton Junction   [Map]
Bazemore   [Map]Glen Allen   [Map]Patton   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Goodsprings   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Jasper   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Camak Mills   [Map]Kansas   [Map]Samantha   [Map]
Carbon Hill   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Slicklizzard   [Map]
Cordova   [Map]Nauvoo   [Map]Townley   [Map]
Corona   [Map]Oakman   [Map]Winfield   [Map]
Eldridge   [Map]Old Town   [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 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 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 Alta Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alta 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 Alta Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158499   (Name of Record: Alta Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fayette
Lat: 33.6867778     Lon: -87.5338965   [Map]
Elev: 188         Map Name: Berry

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 obstructions 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 Alta Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6867, Longitude: -87.5335     [Map].

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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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