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Forest Crest Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Forest Crest Cemetery ...

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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 Forest Crest Cemetery...

The Forest Crest 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 Forest Crest Cemetery

Lat:   33.5516°   (33° 33' 5")

Lon:   -86.6335°   (-86° 38' 0")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Forest Crest 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.


 

  Forest Crest Cemetery  


  Taylors Chapel Cemetery
  Forest Hill Cemetery
  Reed Cemetery
  Greenwood Cemetery
  Trussville Cemetery
  Earltown Cemetery
  Mt. Nebo Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Sheritt Cemetery
  Bush Cemetery
  Jefferson Memorial Gardens
  McElwain Cemetery
  Higgins Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Sand Ridge Cemetery
  Alton Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Bass Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Inglenook Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  East Lake Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Forest Crest Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS<3>
Bass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location has been verified
Bush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Earltown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
East Lake Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McElwain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moody Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Reed Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Trussville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Forest Crest Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Crest 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 Forest Crest Cemetery.

Alton   [Map]East Trussville   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]
Breakstone Village   [Map]Gate City   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Grayson Valley   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Cahaba Village   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Tarrant   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Center Point   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Chalkville   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Woodland Village   [Map]
Dale   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Zion City   [Map]
Dunnavant   [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 first visit 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 it should be mentioned 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 Forest Crest 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    
Tallapoosa 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 Forest Crest 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 Forest Crest Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #144206   (Name of Record: Forest Crest Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.5506598     Lon: -86.636931   [Map]
Elev: 245         Map Name: Irondale

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Forest Crest Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5516, Longitude: -86.6335     [Map].

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<3>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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