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Earltown Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Earltown Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Earltown 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 six sections:

The Location of the Earltown Cemetery...

The Earltown 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 Earltown Cemetery

Lat:   33.5515°   (33° 33' 5")

Lon:   -86.6733°   (-86° 40' 23")

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


 

  Earltown Cemetery  


  Reed Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  Trussville Cemetery
  Forest Crest Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Sheritt Cemetery
  Bush Cemetery
  Jefferson Memorial Gardens
  McElwain Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Higgins Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Alton Cemetery
   Estimated location<3>
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Inglenook Cemetery
  Cahaba Heights Cemetery
  East Lake Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery
  McCombs Cemetery
  Wise Cemetery
  Forest Hill Cemetery
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 27 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Earltown Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location has been verified
Bush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
East Lake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCombs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McElwain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reed Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trussville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Earltown Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Earltown Cemetery.

Alton   [Map]East Trussville   [Map]Mountain Brook Village   [Map]
Birmingham   [Map]English Village   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]
Breakstone Village   [Map]Fultondale   [Map]New Castle   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Gate City   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cahaba Village   [Map]Grayson Valley   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Tarrant   [Map]
Center Point   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Chalkville   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Dale   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Vulcan City   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Zion City   [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 - 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 Earltown 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    
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 Earltown 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 Earltown Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #144144   (Name of Record: Earltown Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.5514931     Lon: -86.6733207   [Map]
Elev: 255         Map Name: Irondale

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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: 33.5515, Longitude: -86.6733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Earltown Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Earltown 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>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in . 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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