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Brighton Memorial Gardens
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Brighton Memorial Gardens ...

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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 Brighton Memorial Gardens...

Brighton Memorial Gardens 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 Brighton Memorial Gardens

Lat:   33.4327°   (33° 25' 57")

Lon:   -86.9451°   (-86° 56' 42")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Brighton Memorial Gardens.

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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Brighton Memorial Gardens  


  Village Falls Cemetery
  Valhalla Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery
  Virginia Mines Cemetery
  Lakeview Cemetery
  Valley Creek Cemetery
  George Washington Memorial Gardens
  Beth-El Cemetery
  Emanuel Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Oakland Cemetery
  Cedar Hill Cemetery
  Elmwood Cemetery
  Adger Cemetery
  Mason Cemetery
  Sadlers Cemetery
  Shadowlawn Memorial Park
  Jefferson Garden of Memories
  Grace Hill Cemetery
  Lincoln Cemetery
  Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery
  Pine Hill Cemetery
  Joley Cemetery
  Fairington Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Massey Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 15 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Brighton Memorial Gardens. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jefferson County.

Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS<2>
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Joley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Virginia Mines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Brighton Memorial Gardens
 - 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 Less than 2 miles of the Brighton Memorial Gardens.

Bessemer   [Map]Homewood   [Map]Mulga   [Map]
Brighton   [Map]Hueytown   [Map]New Village   [Map]
Bullard Shoals   [Map]Industrial City   [Map]Pleasant Grove   [Map]
Concord   [Map]Lipscomb   [Map]Pratt City   [Map]
Docena   [Map]Mason City   [Map]Pratt Mines   [Map]
Dolomite   [Map]Maytown   [Map]Rock Creek   [Map]
Edgewater   [Map]McCalla   [Map]Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]
Fairfield Village   [Map]McDonald Chapel   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Fairfield   [Map]Midfield   [Map]Sylvan Springs   [Map]
Greenwood   [Map]Minor   [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 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 Brighton Memorial Gardens:

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    
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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Brighton Memorial Gardens ...

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 Brighton Memorial Gardens.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #154230   (Name of Record: Brighton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.4326089     Lon: -86.9449926   [Map]
Elev: 146         Map Name: Bessemer

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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>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 Brighton Memorial Gardens. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4327, Longitude: -86.9451     [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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