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Oconee Cemetery
(Calhoun County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Oconee 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 Oconee Cemetery...

The Oconee Cemetery is located in Calhoun County. The county seat for Calhoun County is located in Anniston.

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

Lat:   33.6154°   (33° 36' 55")

Lon:   -85.7952°   (-85° 47' 42")

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


 

  Oconee Cemetery  


  Halls Chapel Cemetery
  New Prospect Cemetery
  Anniston Cemetery
  Davistown Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
   Location verified
  Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery
  Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery
   Location verified
  Union Grove Cemetery
  Prisoner of War Cemetery
  Oxford Memorial Gardens
  New Bethel Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  Lloyds Chapel Cemetery
  Coldwater Cemetery
  Edgemont Cemetery
  Pine Ridge Cemetery
  Hanna Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Westview Gardens Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Iron City Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Hillside Cemetery
  Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Highland Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Oconee Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #1786988)

Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coldwater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davistown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery (FAG ID #2131095)

Highland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hillside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the New Hope Cemetery (FAG ID #2328802)

New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oxford Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Oconee Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Westview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oconee 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 Oconee Cemetery.

Abel   [Map]Choccolocco   [Map]Hobson City   [Map]
Alexandria   [Map]Clark   [Map]Hollis Crossroads   [Map]
Anniston   [Map]Cobb Town   [Map]Iron City   [Map]
Bera   [Map]De Armanville   [Map]Jacksonville   [Map]
Blue Eye   [Map]Delta   [Map]Munford   [Map]
Blue Mountain   [Map]Eastaboga   [Map]Oxford   [Map]
Blue Springs   [Map]Elder   [Map]Saks   [Map]
Booker T City   [Map]Fort McClellan   [Map]Weaver   [Map]
Bynum   [Map]Grant Town   [Map]White Plains   [Map]
Chinnabee   [Map]Heflin   [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 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 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 Oconee Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee 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    
DeKalb 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    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #162208   (Name of Record: Oconee Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Calhoun
Lat: 33.6153829     Lon: -85.7952415   [Map]
Elev: 200         Map Name: Oxford

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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: 33.6154, Longitude: -85.7952     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oconee Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Oconee 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 'point-to-point' distance starting 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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