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(Chilton County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Canaan Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Canaan 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 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 Canaan Cemetery...

The Canaan Cemetery is located in Chilton County. The county seat for Chilton County is located in Clanton.

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

Lat:   32.7246°   (32° 43' 28")

Lon:   -86.4689°   (-86° 28' 8")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Canaan 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 Canaan Cemetery.

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


 

  Canaan Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Clanton   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Elmore   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Millbrook   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
Prattville   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Rockford   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 
Thorsby   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Wetumpka   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Canaan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bildee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Cooper Cemetery (FAG ID #22265)
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Eastview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Floyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Jo Anna Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Marbury Church of God Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Mountain Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Elmore County
 
New Lily Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the St. Paul Cemetery (FAG ID #25995)
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Sunny Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 - Located in Autauga County
 
Verbena Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Canaan Cemetery.

Aucheucaula   [Map]Gibbons   [Map]Rockford   [Map]
Billingsley   [Map]Holtville   [Map]Thorsby   [Map]
Booth   [Map]Marbury   [Map]Titus   [Map]
Clanton   [Map]Millbrook   [Map]Verbena   [Map]
Coosada   [Map]Mountain Creek   [Map]Wetumpka   [Map]
Deatsville   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]White City   [Map]
Elmore   [Map]Prattville   [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 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 - 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 Canaan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Chilton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #115517   (Name of Record: Canaan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Chilton
Lat: 32.7245732     Lon: -86.4688655   [Map]
Elev: 136         Map Name: Marbury

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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: 32.7246, Longitude: -86.4689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Canaan 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 starting from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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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