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(Fayette County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Alta Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven 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.


 

  Alta Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Alta Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Fayette County.

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

Berry   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Cordova   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Jasper   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Oakman   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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
 
Beaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Berry City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Earnest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Enis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Files Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Frost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Key Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 
Madison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
New Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Palmers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Panter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Pendley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 
Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alta Cemetery
 
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Alta Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alta Cemetery

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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Alta Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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.

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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