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Old Salem Cemetery
(Greene County, Alabama)


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

The Old Salem Cemetery is located in Greene County. The county seat for Greene County is located in Eutaw.

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

Lat:   32.9507°   (32° 57' 2")

Lon:   -87.8550°   (-87° 51' 18")

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


 

  Old Salem Cemetery  


  Hebron Cemetery
  Spencer Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Pyle Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Walker Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  New Bethany Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Roden Cemetery
  Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  Hick Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  St. Paul Cemetery
  Johnson Hill Cemetery
  Barnes Rancher Cemetery
  St. Marys Cemetery
  McGiffert Cemetery
  Knoxville Cemetery
  Smiths Cemetery
  Union Christian Church Cemetery
  Greenon Cemetery
  Spencers Cemetery
  Bethlehem Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
  Mesopotamia Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Salem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barnes Rancher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Knoxville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McGiffert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mesopotamia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Bethany Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Tuscaloosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Smiths Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spencer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Spencers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 13 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Salem Cemetery.

Akron   [Map]Foster's   [Map]Ralph   [Map]
Boligee   [Map]Gainesville   [Map]Sawyerville   [Map]
Clinton   [Map]Knoxville   [Map]Union   [Map]
Eutaw   [Map]Moundville   [Map]West Greene   [Map]
Forkland   [Map]Oak Village   [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 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 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 Salem Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Greene County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marengo 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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter 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    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #158412   (Name of Record: Old Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Greene
Lat: 32.9506817     Lon: -87.8550139   [Map]
Elev: 64         Map Name: Knoxville

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Greene County

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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: 32.9507, Longitude: -87.8550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Salem Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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