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Alton Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Alton Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misplaced, although it should be in the general area.

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 five sections:

The Location of the Alton Cemetery...

The Alton Cemetery is located in Jefferson County. The county seat for Jefferson County is located in Birmingham.

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

Lat:   33.5804°   (33° 34' 49")

Lon:   -86.6356°   (-86° 38' 8")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Alton Cemetery has been estimated.<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Alton 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.


 

  Alton Cemetery  


  Pinson Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Taylors Chapel Cemetery
  Forest Hill Cemetery
  Reed Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  Trussville Cemetery
  Earltown Cemetery
  Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  Forest Crest Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sheritt Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Jefferson Memorial Gardens
  Bush Cemetery
  Higgins Cemetery
  McElwain Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Inglenook Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  East Lake Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  McCombs Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Alton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS<4>
Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Earltown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
East Lake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCombs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McElwain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reed Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trussville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alton Cemetery.

Acmar   [Map]Dunnavant   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]
Alton   [Map]East Trussville   [Map]New Castle   [Map]
Breakstone Village   [Map]Gate City   [Map]Pinson   [Map]
Cahaba Village   [Map]Grayson Valley   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Tarrant   [Map]
Center Point   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Chalkville   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Woodland Village   [Map]
Clay   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Zion City   [Map]
Dale   [Map]Moody   [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 - 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 Alton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson 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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.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: 33.5804, Longitude: -86.6356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alton Cemetery have been estimated.

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alton Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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