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Hollis Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Hollis 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 Hollis Cemetery...

The Hollis 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 Hollis Cemetery

Lat:   33.4640°   (33° 27' 50")

Lon:   -86.5278°   (-86° 31' 40")

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


 

  Hollis Cemetery  


  McCombs Cemetery
  Weldon Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Old Sterrett Cemetery
  Forest Crest Cemetery
   Location verified
  Harris Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Hollis Cemetery
  Sterrett Cemetery
  Stewarts Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Sand Ridge Cemetery
  Overton Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
  Lawleys Chapel Cemetery
  Brashers Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Elliott Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery
  Raley Family Cemetery
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Signal Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Overton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Hollis Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 32 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Hollis Cemetery.

Acmar   [Map]Fountainrun   [Map]Moody   [Map]
Alton   [Map]Gate City   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]
Breakstone Village   [Map]Harpersville   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Cahaba Village   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Cook's Springs   [Map]Logan Martin Dam   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Dale   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Westover   [Map]
East Trussville   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Woodland Village   [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 start with 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 - you should note 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 Hollis 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    
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    
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    
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 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 Hollis 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 Hollis Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149335   (Name of Record: Hollis Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.4639952     Lon: -86.5277611   [Map]
Elev: 159         Map Name: Vandiver

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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: 33.4640, Longitude: -86.5278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Hollis Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Hollis 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 that starts 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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