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Blue Ridge Cemetery
(Blount County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Blue Ridge Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, 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 six sections:

The Location of the Blue Ridge Cemetery...

The Blue Ridge Cemetery is located in Blount County. The county seat for Blount County is located in Oneonta.

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

Lat:   34.1576°   (34° 9' 27")

Lon:   -86.4997°   (-86° 29' 58")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Blue Ridge Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Blue Ridge 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.


 

  Blue Ridge Cemetery  


  New Harmony Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Warrior Creek Cemetery
  Dickson Cemetery
  Eidson Chapel Cemetery
  Holland Cemetery
  Cox Cemetery
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  Ebell Cemetery
  Alldredge Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Sheppard Cemetery
  Roswell Creek Cemetery
  Gunter Cemetery
  Summit Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Nesmith Cemetery
  New Lebanon Cemetery
  Holly Pond Cemetery
  Gibbs Chapel Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Lamb Cemetery
  Rock Springs Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Brooksville Cemetery
   Location verified
  Graves Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Blue Ridge Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Berry - Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Brooksville Cemetery (FAG ID #<590261>)
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Dickson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Ebell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Graves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Gunter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Hood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Lamb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Nixons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Summit Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Cullman County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
 
Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Located in Marshall County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Arab   [Map]Cleveland   [Map]Hoods Crossroads   [Map]
Baileyton   [Map]Craig   [Map]Horton   [Map]
Big Spring   [Map]Douglas   [Map]Hulaco   [Map]
Bird   [Map]Fairview   [Map]Joppa   [Map]
Blountsville   [Map]Fowler   [Map]Pine Lake Village   [Map]
Bowen   [Map]Gum Springs   [Map]Rosa   [Map]
Brooksville   [Map]Hog Jaw   [Map]Snead   [Map]
Clarence   [Map]Holly Pond   [Map]Summit   [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 begin 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 - 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 Blue Ridge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson 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    
Madison 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     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #114563   (Name of Record: Blue Ridge Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Blount
Lat: 34.1575961     Lon: -86.4997107   [Map]
Elev: 317         Map Name: Brooksville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

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: 34.1576, Longitude: -86.4997     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches 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>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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