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Mount Olive Cemetery
(Lamar County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Mount Olive 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery...

The Mt. Olive Cemetery is located in Lamar County. The county seat for Lamar County is located in Vernon.

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

Lat:   33.8007°   (33° 48' 2")

Lon:   -88.1800°   (-88° 10' 48")

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


 

  Mt. Olive Cemetery  


  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (AL)
  Pearson Cemetery (AL)
  Bankhead Cemetery (AL)
  New Hope Cemetery (AL)
  Rising Star Cemetery (AL)
  Friendship Cemetery (AL)
  Taylor Cemetery (AL)
  Lamar Memory Gardens (AL)
  Holliday Cemetery (AL)
  Sanders Cemetery (AL)
  Thompson Cemetery (AL)
  Shiloh Cemetery (AL)
  Thompson Cemetery (AL)
  Springfield Cemetery (AL)
  New Church Cemetery (AL)
  Furnace Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Wofford Cemetery (AL)
  Vernon Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Nebo Cemetery (AL)
  Corinth Cemetery (AL)
  Nebo Cemetery (AL)
  Moss & Reed Cemetery (MS)
  Lampkin Cemetery (AL)
  Turner Cemetery (AL)
  Sailor Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 45 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bankhead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blair Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Emmaus Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Furnace Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Herron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holliday Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lamar Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lampkin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Marchbanks Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Morton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moscow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moss & Reed Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mulberry Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nebo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pearson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery (FAG ID #240346)

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rising Star Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sailor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sulligent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sullivan Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walters Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wofford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Amory (MS)   [Map]Gattman (MS)   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Beaverton   [Map]Gu-Win   [Map]Smithville (MS)   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Guin   [Map]Sulligent   [Map]
Bluff   [Map]Hatley (MS)   [Map]Twin   [Map]
Caledonia (MS)   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Cotton Gin Port (MS)   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Vinton (MS)   [Map]
Detroit   [Map]Kirkland   [Map]Winfield   [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 begin 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lamar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       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    
Lee 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    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pontotoc County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158457   (Name of Record: Mount Olive Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lamar
Lat: 33.8006653     Lon: -88.1800329   [Map]
Elev: 109         Map Name: Sulligent SW

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lamar 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: 33.8007, Longitude: -88.1800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Mt. Olive 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' 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.

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