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Old Acton Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Old Acton Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Old Acton 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 Old Acton Cemetery...

The Old Acton 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 Old Acton Cemetery

Lat:   33.3693°   (33° 22' 9")

Lon:   -86.7430°   (-86° 44' 34")

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


 

  Old Acton Cemetery  


  Union Hill Cemetery
  Southern Heritage Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cahaba Heights Cemetery
  Quinn Cemetery
  Wise Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Quinn Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
  K Springs Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Acton Cemetery
  McDaniel Cemetery
  Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  Croft Acton Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pelham Cemetery
  Brashers Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Cumberland Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Deerhurst Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Poindexter - Vick Cemetery
  Jefferson Garden of Memories
  Oldham Cemetery
  Miller Cemetery
  Mt. Calvary Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Acton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Acton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Cahaba Heights Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Croft Acton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location has been verified
Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oldham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pelham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Acton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Acton Cemetery.

Alabaster   [Map]Indian Springs Village   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]
Birmingham   [Map]Inverness   [Map]New Village   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]
English Village   [Map]Lipscomb   [Map]Saginaw   [Map]
Greenwood   [Map]Mason City   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Helena   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Homewood   [Map]Midfield   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Hoover   [Map]Mountain Brook Village   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [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 like to start 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 - although 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 Old Acton 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:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore 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    
Jefferson 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    
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 Old Acton 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 Old Acton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149346   (Name of Record: Old Acton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.3692766     Lon: -86.7430431   [Map]
Elev: 181         Map Name: Chelsea

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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: 33.3693, Longitude: -86.7430     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Acton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Acton 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 from . 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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