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Gardens of Rest
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Gardens of Rest 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 Gardens of Rest...

Gardens of Rest 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 Gardens of Rest

Lat:   33.1048°   (33° 6' 17")

Lon:   -86.5869°   (-86° 35' 12")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Gardens of Rest 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 Gardens of Rest.

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.


 

  Gardens of Rest  


  Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Leach Cemetery
  Johnson Cemetery
  Dover Cemetery
  Heaton Cemetery
  Miller Cemetery
  Blackmon Cemetery
  Old Cemetery
  Verchot Cemetery
  Talladega Springs Cemetery
  Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery
  Armstrong Cemetery
  Columbiana Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
  Crumpton Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
  Beaver Creek Cemetery
  Blue Springs Cemetery
  Williams Cemetery
  Archers Chapel Cemetery
  Old Good Hope Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Ft. Williams Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Gardens of Rest. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Archers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beaver Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Columbiana Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crumpton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ft. Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Leach Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Verchot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Gardens of Rest
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Gardens of Rest.

Alabaster   [Map]Harpersville   [Map]Saginaw   [Map]
Aucheucaula   [Map]Jemison   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Calera   [Map]Maylene   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Merrell Beach   [Map]Talladega Springs   [Map]
Childersburg   [Map]Montevallo   [Map]Thorsby   [Map]
Columbiana   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Weogufka   [Map]
Fayetteville   [Map]Pelham   [Map]Westover   [Map]
Gantts Quarry   [Map]Pine Grove Village   [Map]Wilsonville   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Gardens of Rest:

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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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 Gardens of Rest ...

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 Gardens of Rest.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #118825   (Name of Record: Gardens of Rest)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.1048406     Lon: -86.5869267   [Map]
Elev: 154         Map Name: Shelby

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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: 33.1048, Longitude: -86.5869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Gardens of Rest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Gardens of Rest 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 '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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