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Mount Olive Cemetery
(Pickens 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 Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.3373°   (33° 20' 14")

Lon:   -88.2748°   (-88° 16' 29")

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  


  Parks Cemetery (MS)
  Spring Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Ethelsville Cemetery (AL)
  Togo Cemetery (MS)
  Baptist Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Spring Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Strawbridge Cemetery (AL)
  Spring Hill Church Cemetery (AL)
  Old El Bethel Cemetery (AL)
  Ross Cemetery (AL)
  Gore Cemetery (AL)
  Big Creek Cemetery (AL)
  Martin Cemetery (AL)
  Brooks Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Moriah Cemetery (AL)
  Bigbee Valley Cemetery (MS)
  Zion Possum Bend Cemetery (AL)
  Roberson Cemetery (MS)
  Brookshire Cemetery (AL)
  New Cumberland Cemetery (AL)
  Crossroads Cemetery (AL)
  Upper Cemetery (AL)
  Toliver Cemetery (MS)
  St. John Cemetery (AL)
  Chandler Cemetery (MS)
  Lower Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 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 Pickens County.

Baptist Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bigbee Valley Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brewer Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brown Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chandler Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Chandler Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Parks Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberson Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. John Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spiller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spring Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Togo Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Noxubee County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Toliver Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Lowndes County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Possum Bend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 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 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Aliceville   [Map]Crawford (MS)   [Map]Millport   [Map]
Beaver Town   [Map]Ethelsville   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [Map]
Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Brooksville (MS)   [Map]McMullen   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]McShan   [Map]Stafford   [Map]
Columbus (MS)   [Map]Memphis   [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 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter 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    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper 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    
Neshoba 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    
Webster County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens 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 #158611   (Name of Record: Mount Olive Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.3373429     Lon: -88.2747567   [Map]
Elev: 90         Map Name: Forreston

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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: 33.3373, Longitude: -88.2748     [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' (or point-to-point) distance 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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