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Massey Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Massey 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 Massey Cemetery...

The Massey 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 Massey Cemetery

Lat:   33.3048°   (33° 18' 17")

Lon:   -86.9703°   (-86° 58' 13")

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


 

  Massey Cemetery  


  Highland Memorial Gardens
  Cumberland Cemetery
  Brighton Memorial Gardens
   Location verified
  Bucksville Cemetery
  Beth-El Cemetery
  Ray Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  David Lindsay Cemetery
  Cedar Hill Cemetery
  Marvin Chapel Cemetery
  Adger Cemetery
  Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Sadlers Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Jefferson Garden of Memories
  Higganbotham Cemetery
  Lincoln Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Pine Hill Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Fairington Cemetery
  Camp Branch Cemetery
  Acton Cemetery
  McKinney Cemetery
  George Cemetery
  Boothton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Massey Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Acton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Adger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boothton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bucksville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Camp Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
George Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hickman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Joley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Pickens County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKensey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McKinney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pelham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #26231)

Siluria Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valley Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Virginia Mines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Massey Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Massey Cemetery.

Adger   [Map]Helena   [Map]Midfield   [Map]
Alabaster   [Map]Hoover   [Map]New Village   [Map]
Bessemer   [Map]Hueytown   [Map]North Johns   [Map]
Brantleyville   [Map]Industrial City   [Map]Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]
Brighton   [Map]Kimbrell   [Map]Sawmill Town   [Map]
Bullard Shoals   [Map]Lake View   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Dolomite   [Map]Lipscomb   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Green Pond   [Map]Maylene   [Map]Tannehill   [Map]
Greenwood   [Map]McCalla   [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 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 Massey 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:

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    
Chambers 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale 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    
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 Massey 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 Massey Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #144365   (Name of Record: Massey Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.3048353     Lon: -86.97027   [Map]
Elev: 156         Map Name: Greenwood

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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: 33.3048, Longitude: -86.9703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Massey Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Massey 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 stretches 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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