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Oak Wood Cemetery
(Chambers County, Alabama)


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

The Oak Wood Cemetery is located in Chambers County. The county seat for Chambers County is located in LaFayette.

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

Lat:   32.8690°   (32° 52' 8")

Lon:   -85.2033°   (-85° 12' 11")

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


 

  Oak Wood Cemetery  


  Traylor Cemetery (GA)
  Rest Haven Memorial Gardens (AL)
  Friendship Cemetery (GA)
  Greenwood Church Cemetery (AL)
  Sharon Cemetery (AL)
  Greenwood Cemetery (AL)
  Holstum Cemetery (AL)
  Shawmut Cemetery (AL)
  Holstun Cemetery (AL)
  Pine Hill Cemetery (AL)
  Lovelace Cemetery (GA)
  Huguley Cemetery (AL)
  Bethel Cemetery (GA)
  Cooks Cemetery (GA)
  Providence Cemetery (AL)
  Langdale Cemetery (AL)
  Hillcrest Garden Cemetery (AL)
  Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Forty Tyler Cemetery (GA)
  Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Pinewood Cemetery (GA)
  Fairfax Cemetery (AL)
  Eastview Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Glass Cemetery (AL)
  Hutchinson Cemetery (GA)
  Fairview Cemetery (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Oak Wood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cooks Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Harris County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Eastview Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forty Tyler Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenwood Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2358126)

Hillcrest Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holstun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Huguley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Langdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lovelace Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pinewood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Rest Haven Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sharon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Traylor Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oak Wood Cemetery
 - Located in Troup County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oak Wood Cemetery.

Abbottsford (GA)   [Map]Huguley   [Map]Pioneer Village (GA)   [Map]
Cusseta   [Map]LaFayette   [Map]Plant City   [Map]
Eady City   [Map]LaGrange (GA)   [Map]Standing Rock   [Map]
Evansville   [Map]Lanett   [Map]Valley   [Map]
Five Points   [Map]McCosh Mill   [Map]West Lake Village (GA)   [Map]
Fredonia   [Map]Pine Lake (GA)   [Map]West Point (GA)   [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 either 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 Wood Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Chambers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne 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    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon 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    
Carroll County (GA):       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    
Fayette 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    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike 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    
Taylor 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124139   (Name of Record: Oak Wood Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Chambers
Lat: 32.8690168     Lon: -85.2032752   [Map]
Elev: 199         Map Name: Lanett South

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chambers County: www.chamberscounty.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: 32.8690, Longitude: -85.2033     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oak Wood Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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