RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

  RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
  Sitemap
     
>> >> >> >>
 
   
 

Memory Hill Cemetery
(Lee County, Alabama)


Cemetery
Profile
Nearby
Cemeteries
Nearby
Towns
Interactive
Map
  AL
Communities

Profile for the Memory Hill Cemetery ...

Click for Interactive Map

Our GPS coordinates for the Memory Hill 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 Memory Hill Cemetery...

The Memory Hill Cemetery is located in Lee County. The county seat for Lee County is located in Opelika.

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

Lat:   32.6376°   (32° 38' 15")

Lon:   -85.3111°   (-85° 18' 39")

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


 

  Memory Hill Cemetery  


  Union Hill Cemetery
  Rosemere Cemetery
  Scott Cemetery
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hephzibah Cemetery
  Morris Chapel Cemetery
  John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery
  New Hope CME Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Liberty Cemetery
  Salem Cemetery
  Ross Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Pitts Chapel Cemetery
  Penn Young Gravesite
  Mountain Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Green Chapel Cemetery
  County Line Baptist Church Cemetery
  Chamlee Cemetery
  Flint Hill Cemetery
  Brown Cemetery
  Garden Hill Cemetery
  Providence Cemetery
  Evergreen Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Memory Hill Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bolton Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Burrell Chapel AME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Chamlee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garden Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hephzibah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
John Calhoun Tillery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morris Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Mountain Springs Cemetery (FAG ID #24813)

New Hope CME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the New Hope CME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2342133)

Penn Young Gravesite   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pitts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2572075)

Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rosemere Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sweet Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Chambers County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memory Hill Cemetery
 - Located in Chambers County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Memory Hill Cemetery.

Auburn   [Map]LaFayette   [Map]Ridgewood Village   [Map]
Beauregard   [Map]Lanett   [Map]Salem   [Map]
The Bottle   [Map]Loachapoka   [Map]Smith's Station   [Map]
Crawford   [Map]Marvyn   [Map]Smiths   [Map]
Cusseta   [Map]Opelika   [Map]Valley   [Map]
Eady City   [Map]Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]Waverly   [Map]
Huguley   [Map]Plant City   [Map]West Point (GA)   [Map]
Ladonia   [Map]Prince Crossroads   [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 professional and volunteer 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 Memory Hill Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers 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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #122650   (Name of Record: Memory Hill Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lee
Lat: 32.6376344     Lon: -85.3110551   [Map]
Elev: 225         Map Name: Opelika East

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Lee 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: 32.6376, Longitude: -85.3111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Memory Hill Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Memory Hill Cemetery should not be considered precise.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Cemetery
Profile
Nearby
Cemeteries
Nearby
Towns
Interactive
Map
  Other   AL
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
By John Hall