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

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

Lat:   33.1676°   (33° 10' 3")

Lon:   -87.4200°   (-87° 25' 12")

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  


  Holt Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Bankston Cemetery
  Memory Hill Gardens
  Chambers Cemetery
  Enterprise Cemetery
  Boyd Cemetery
   Location verified
  Shake Rag Cemetery
  Ruhama Cemetery
  New Asia Cemetery
  The Old Cemetery
  Jerusalem Cemetery
  Garners Cemetery
  Coaling Cemetery
  Alberta Cemetery
  Thomas Chapel Cemetery
  Hopewell Cemetery
  Ward Cemetery
  Tuscaloosa Memorial Park
  Gilgal Cemetery
  Andrews Chapel Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Darden Cemetery
  Sandy Creek Cemetery
  Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Old Salem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Tuscaloosa County.

Alberta Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bankston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Big Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Boyd Cemetery (FAG ID #2342684)

Cedar Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Chambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Christian Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Coaling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Darden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Duncanville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Enterprise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garners Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gilgal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Little Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Little Sandy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Memory Hill Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
New Asia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sandy Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scales Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shake Rag Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Taylorville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
The Old Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Salem Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) 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 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Salem Cemetery.

Abernant   [Map]Duncanville   [Map]North Bibb   [Map]
Alberta City   [Map]Egypt   [Map]Northport   [Map]
Brookwood   [Map]Holt   [Map]Peterson   [Map]
Coaling   [Map]Ingleside Village   [Map]Sahama Village   [Map]
Coker   [Map]Kellerman   [Map]Tuscaloosa   [Map]
Cottondale   [Map]Lake Front Village   [Map]Vance   [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 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 Old Salem Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Tuscaloosa 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    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton 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    
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    
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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 #148416   (Name of Record: Old Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tuscaloosa
Lat: 33.167619     Lon: -87.4200027   [Map]
Elev: 127         Map Name: Cottondale

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About Tuscaloosa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

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: 33.1676, Longitude: -87.4200     [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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