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Melton Cemetery
(Fayette County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Melton 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 Melton Cemetery...

The Melton Cemetery is located in Fayette County. The county seat for Fayette County is located in Fayette.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Melton Cemetery

Lat:   33.5782°   (33° 34' 41")

Lon:   -87.7386°   (-87° 44' 18")

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


 

  Melton Cemetery  


  Phillips Memorial Cemetery
  Willingham Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  Gravlee Cemetery
  Vick & Kelley Cemetery
  Unity Grove Cemetery
  New Canaan Cemetery
  Salem Cemetery
  Zion Chapel Cemetery
  Old Shepherd Cemetery
  South Cemetery
  Shepherd Cemetery
  Savage Cemetery
  Concord Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Patterson Cemetery
  New Chapel Cemetery
  Rice Cemetery
  Brotherton Cemetery
  El Bethel Cemetery
  Old Canaan Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Wright Cemetery
  Wommack Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 50 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Melton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bankston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dawson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilliam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kemp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Palestine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Patterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rogers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Walker County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Savage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
South Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williamson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Willingham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Willingham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wommack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Melton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melton 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Melton Cemetery.

Bankston   [Map]Elrod   [Map]Northport   [Map]
Bazemore   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Oakman   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Glen Allen   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Berry   [Map]Gordo   [Map]Patton Junction   [Map]
Bluff   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Patton   [Map]
Buhl   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Coker   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Corona   [Map]Lake Front Village   [Map]Samantha   [Map]
Echola   [Map]Millport   [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 visit 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 - 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 Melton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Fayette 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    
Cullman 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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 Melton 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 Melton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158868   (Name of Record: Melton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fayette
Lat: 33.5781673     Lon: -87.7386251   [Map]
Elev: 106         Map Name: New Lexington

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 33.5782, Longitude: -87.7386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Melton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Melton 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 begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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