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Oak Grove Cemetery
(Choctaw County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove Cemetery...

The Oak Grove Cemetery is located in Choctaw County. The county seat for Choctaw County is located in Butler.

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

Lat:   31.9346°   (31° 56' 4")

Lon:   -88.3436°   (-88° 20' 36")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove 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.


 

  Oak Grove Cemetery  


  Bogueloosa Cemetery (AL)
  Stewart Cemetery (AL)
  Cedar Springs Cemetery (AL)
  Little Cemetery (AL)
  Brightwater Cemetery (AL)
  Gilbertown Cemetery (AL)
  Stroud Cemetery (MS)
  Moores Cemetery (AL)
  Mt. Pisgah Cemetery (MS)
  Womack Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Zion Chapel Cemetery (MS)
  Smiths Cemetery (AL)
  Old Lusk Cemetery (AL)
  Pine Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Barrytown Cemetery (AL)
  Bonner Memorial Cemetery (AL)
  Old Bethel Cemetery (AL)
  Wilson Cemetery (AL)
  Harrison Cemetery (AL)
  Mosley Cemetery (AL)
  Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery (AL)
  Mosley Cemetery (AL)
  Coopers Chapel Cemetery (AL)
  Paragon Cemetery (AL)
  Springbank Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Oak Grove Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barrytown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bogueloosa Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bonner Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brightwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilbertown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mosley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mosley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Lusk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Paragon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smiths Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Chapel Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Located in Clarke County (MS)
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Aquilla   [Map]Cullomburg   [Map]Morvin   [Map]
Bladon Springs   [Map]Fakit Chipunta   [Map]Needham   [Map]
Bolinger   [Map]Gilbertown   [Map]Putnam   [Map]
Butler   [Map]Junction City (MS)   [Map]Shubuta (MS)   [Map]
Campbell   [Map]Lisman   [Map]Silas   [Map]
Coffeeville   [Map]Melvin   [Map]Toxey   [Map]
Cromwell   [Map]Millry   [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 helpful 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 Oak Grove Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Choctaw County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clarke County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jasper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jones County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805515   (Name of Record: Oak Grove Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Choctaw
Lat: 31.9345957     Lon: -88.3436339   [Map]
Elev: 76         Map Name: Toxey

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Choctaw 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: 31.9346, Longitude: -88.3436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Oak Grove 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 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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