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Oakland Cemetery
(Jefferson County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery...

The Oakland Cemetery is located in Jefferson County. The county seat for Jefferson County is located in Birmingham.

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

Lat:   33.4957°   (33° 29' 44")

Lon:   -86.8986°   (-86° 53' 54")

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


 

  Oakland Cemetery  


  Bivens Chapel Cemetery
  Mason Cemetery
  Midway Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Crumley Chapel Cemetery
  Shadowlawn Memorial Park
  Village Falls Cemetery
  Grace Hill Cemetery
  Roberts Cemetery
  Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery
  Lakeview Cemetery
  Joley Cemetery
  George Washington Memorial Gardens
  Union Cemetery
  Fraternal Cemetery
  Valhalla Cemetery
  Oak Hill Cemetery
  Oakdale Cemetery
  Enon Ridge Cemetery
   Location verified
  Highland Memorial Gardens
  Knesses Israel Cemetery
  Brighton Memorial Gardens
   Location verified
  Emanuel Cemetery
  Beth-El Cemetery
  Elmwood Cemetery
  Union Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Oakland Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jefferson County.

Beth-El Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brighton Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Joley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mason Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Valhalla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within Less than 2 miles of the Oakland Cemetery.

Birmingham   [Map]Homewood   [Map]Mulga   [Map]
Brighton   [Map]Hooper City   [Map]New Town   [Map]
Concord   [Map]Industrial City   [Map]New Village   [Map]
Docena   [Map]Lipscomb   [Map]Pleasant Grove   [Map]
Dolomite   [Map]Mason City   [Map]Pratt City   [Map]
Edgewater   [Map]Maytown   [Map]Pratt Mines   [Map]
English Village   [Map]McDonald Chapel   [Map]Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]
Fairfield Village   [Map]Midfield   [Map]Scarlet Town   [Map]
Fairfield   [Map]Minor   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Forestdale   [Map]Mountain Brook Village   [Map]Sylvan Springs   [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 - 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 Oakland Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124150   (Name of Record: Oakland Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 33.4956621     Lon: -86.898603   [Map]
Elev: 174         Map Name: Bessemer

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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: 33.4957, Longitude: -86.8986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Oakland 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 begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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