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Old Salem Cemetery
(Pickens 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 Pickens County. The county seat for Pickens County is located in Carrollton.

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

Lat:   33.4479°   (33° 26' 52")

Lon:   -87.9795°   (-87° 58' 46")

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, 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 Salem Cemetery  


  Thompson Cemetery
  Baird Cemetery
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
  Doublebranches Cemetery
  Dorroh Cemetery
  Arnold Cemetery
  Bell Cemetery
  Arbor Springs Cemetery
  Mt. Tabor Cemetery
  Zion Cemetery
  Bethlehem Church Cemetery
  New Hope Cemetery
  Phoenix Cemetery
  Coal Fire Cemetery
  Unity Grove Lower Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Unity Grove Upper Cemetery
  Shiloh Cemetery
  Marvin Hill Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
   Location verified
  Hamilton Cemetery
  Graham Cemetery
  Unity Grove Cemetery
  Fellowship Cemetery
  Big Hill Cemetery
  Old Sardis Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 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 Pickens County.

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Arnold Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Baird Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethlehem Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coal Fire Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Funderburk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Greenhill Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hannah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hargrove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hopewell Cemetery (FAG ID #23526)

Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) 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 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Salem Cemetery.

Beaver Town   [Map]Fayette   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Belk   [Map]Gordo   [Map]Pickensville   [Map]
Buhl   [Map]Hightogy   [Map]Reform   [Map]
Carrollton   [Map]Kennedy   [Map]Rossland City   [Map]
Coker   [Map]Macedonia   [Map]Samantha   [Map]
Echola   [Map]McShan   [Map]Stafford   [Map]
Elrod   [Map]Millport   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Ethelsville   [Map]New Hope (MS)   [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 turn to 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 Pickens County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene 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    
Marion 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Pickens 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 #158371   (Name of Record: Old Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pickens
Lat: 33.4478941     Lon: -87.9794661   [Map]
Elev: 101         Map Name: Palmetto

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Pickens County

About Alabama

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: 33.4479, Longitude: -87.9795     [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 starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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