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Foster Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Foster 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 Foster Cemetery...

The Foster Cemetery is located in Shelby County. The county seat for Shelby County is located in Columbiana.

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

Lat:   33.2451°   (33° 14' 42")

Lon:   -86.6230°   (-86° 37' 22")

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


 

  Foster Cemetery  


  Quinn Cemetery
  Whitfield Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Farr Cemetery
  Quinn Cemetery
  Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  K Springs Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  Johnson Cemetery
  Walton Cemetery
  Old Chapel Cemetery
  Poindexter - Vick Cemetery
  Nearest Grave Cemetery
  Ray Cemetery
  Old Lynch Cemetery
  Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  Blackmon Cemetery
  Hubbard Cemetery
  Verchot Cemetery
  Roper Cemetery
  Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery
  Florence Cemetery
  Columbiana Cemetery
  Fourmile Cemetery
  Crumpton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 43 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Foster Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Shelby County.

Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Farr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Heaton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oldham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roach Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Verchot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wilsonville Cemetery (FAG ID #27156)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Foster Cemetery.

Alabaster   [Map]Hoover   [Map]Pine Grove Village   [Map]
Brantleyville   [Map]Indian Springs Village   [Map]Saginaw   [Map]
Calera   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Childersburg   [Map]Maylene   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Columbiana   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Talladega Springs   [Map]
Fayetteville   [Map]Merrell Beach   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Harpersville   [Map]Montevallo   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Helena   [Map]Pelham   [Map]Westover   [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 professional and volunteer 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 Foster Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118532   (Name of Record: Foster Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.2451141     Lon: -86.6230395   [Map]
Elev: 166         Map Name: Columbiana

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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: 33.2451, Longitude: -86.6230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Foster 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 in . 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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