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Mount Olive Cemetery
(Shelby 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 Shelby County. The county seat for Shelby County is located in Columbiana.

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

Lat:   33.4904°   (33° 29' 25")

Lon:   -86.5436°   (-86° 32' 36")

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, 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.


 

  Mt. Olive Cemetery  


  McCombs Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Hollis Cemetery
  Forest Crest Cemetery
   Location verified
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Weldon Cemetery
  Hollis Cemetery
  Old Sterrett Cemetery
  Stewarts Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
  Sand Ridge Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Sterrett Cemetery
  Lawleys Chapel Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Overton Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Brashers Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Vandiver Negro Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 27 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 Shelby County.

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forest Crest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location has been verified
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCombs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moody Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location has been verified
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Overton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) 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 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Acmar   [Map]Gate City   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Alton   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Breakstone Village   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Cahaba Village   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Cook's Springs   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Dale   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Westover   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Moody   [Map]Woodland Village   [Map]
East Trussville   [Map]Mountain Brook   [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 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Shelby 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    
Calhoun 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa 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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 #146524   (Name of Record: Mount Olive Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.4903832     Lon: -86.5435949   [Map]
Elev: 198         Map Name: Vandiver

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.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: 33.4904, Longitude: -86.5436     [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 beginning in . 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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