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Garden of Memories Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Garden of Memories 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 Garden of Memories Cemetery...

The Garden of Memories 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 Garden of Memories Cemetery

Lat:   33.3354°   (33° 20' 7")

Lon:   -86.4380°   (-86° 26' 16")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Garden of Memories 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 Garden of Memories 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.


 

  Garden of Memories Cemetery  


  Beulah Cemetery
  Baker Grove Cemetery
  Sterrett Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Old Reynolds Cemetery
  Glover Cemetery
  Prospect Cemetery
  Elliott Cemetery
  Nicholls Cemetery
  Raley Family Cemetery
  Kirkland Cemetery
  Vincent Cemetery
  Chancellor Cemetery
  Williamson Cemetery
  Wallace Cemetery
   Estimated location<3>
  Vincent Cemetery
  Bradford Cemetery
  Bailey Cemetery
  Holley Cemetery
  Masters Cemetery
  Caldwell Cemetery
  Arkwright Cemetery
  Childersburg City Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Garden of Memories Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bradford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chancellor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Childersburg City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kahatchee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Masters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nicholls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rhoden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vincent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vincent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wallace Cemetery (FAG ID #26916)

Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williamson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Garden of Memories Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Garden of Memories 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 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Alpine   [Map]Fountainrun   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Bon Air   [Map]Gantts Quarry   [Map]Sycamore   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Harpersville   [Map]Sylacauga   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Talladega Springs   [Map]
Childersburg   [Map]Logan Martin Dam   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Columbiana   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Comerdale   [Map]Mignon   [Map]Westover   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Wilsonville   [Map]
Fayetteville   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]Winterboro   [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 begin with 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 Garden of Memories 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    
Cleburne 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    
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    
Randolph 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 Garden of Memories 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 Garden of Memories Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118817   (Name of Record: Garden of Memories Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.3353887     Lon: -86.4380356   [Map]
Elev: 136         Map Name: Harpersville

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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: 33.3354, Longitude: -86.4380     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Garden of Memories Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Garden of Memories 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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