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Mason Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Mason 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 Mason Cemetery...

The Mason 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 Mason Cemetery

Lat:   33.4754°   (33° 28' 31")

Lon:   -86.9600°   (-86° 57' 35")

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


 

  Mason Cemetery  


  Union Grove Cemetery
  Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery
  Midway Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Joley Cemetery
  Crumley Chapel Cemetery
  Valhalla Cemetery
  Village Falls Cemetery
  Oakdale Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery
  Virginia Mines Cemetery
  Lakeview Cemetery
  Highland Memorial Gardens
  George Washington Memorial Gardens
  Brighton Memorial Gardens
   Location verified
  Fraternal Cemetery
  Valley Creek Cemetery
  Oakland Cemetery
  Beth-El Cemetery
  Elmwood Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Shadowlawn Memorial Park
  Cedar Hill Cemetery
  Grace Hill Cemetery
  Sadlers Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Mason Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jefferson County.

Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Joley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Virginia Mines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mason Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within Less than 2 miles of the Mason Cemetery.

Bessemer   [Map]Forestdale   [Map]Mulga   [Map]
Brighton   [Map]Hueytown   [Map]New Village   [Map]
Bullard Shoals   [Map]Industrial City   [Map]Pleasant Grove   [Map]
Concord   [Map]Lipscomb   [Map]Pratt City   [Map]
Docena   [Map]Mason City   [Map]Pratt Mines   [Map]
Dolomite   [Map]Maytown   [Map]Rock Creek   [Map]
Edgewater   [Map]McDonald Chapel   [Map]Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]
Fairfield Village   [Map]Midfield   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Fairfield   [Map]Minor   [Map]Sylvan Springs   [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 turn to 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 - 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 Mason 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    
Chilton 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    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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 Mason 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 Mason Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #122361   (Name of Record: Mason Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.4753854     Lon: -86.9599932   [Map]
Elev: 191         Map Name: Bessemer

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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: 33.4754, Longitude: -86.9600     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mason Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Mason 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in . 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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