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Orion Cemetery
(Montgomery County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Orion Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Orion 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 Orion Cemetery...

The Orion Cemetery is located in Montgomery County. The county seat for Montgomery County is located in Montgomery.

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

Lat:   31.9679°   (31° 58' 4")

Lon:   -86.0077°   (-86° 0' 27")

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


 

  Orion Cemetery  


  Possum Trot Cemetery
  Kelley Cemetery
  Urquhart Cemetery
  Belsor Cemetery
  Bethesda Cemetery
  Sanders Cemetery
  Frazer - McLeod Cemetery
  Tick Hill Cemetery
  Edwards Cemetery
  Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  Hills Chapel Cemetery
  Pine Grove Cemetery
  China Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Gilead Cemetery
  Dennis Cemetery
  Springfield Cemetery
  Fannin Cemetery
  Antioch Cemetery
  McNeil - Townsend Cemetery
  Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery
  Stills Cemetery
  Israel Cemetery
  Garner Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Carter Cemetery
  Sims Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Orion Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Belsor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carroll Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
China Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Copeland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dennis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Bullock County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fannin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Frazer - McLeod Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Griffin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hills Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Livingston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McNeil - Townsend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Possum Trot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sims Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Springfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Bullock County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tick Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Urquhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Williams & Andrew Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Orion Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County
 - 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 Orion Cemetery.

Ada   [Map]Kent   [Map]Pike Road   [Map]
Banks   [Map]Lapine   [Map]Pine Level   [Map]
Brundidge   [Map]McClure Town   [Map]Ramer   [Map]
Fitzpatrick   [Map]Mossy Grove Village   [Map]Smuteye   [Map]
Goshen   [Map]Needmore   [Map]Social Town   [Map]
Grady   [Map]Orion   [Map]Troy   [Map]
Highland Home   [Map]Perote   [Map]Union Springs   [Map]
Inverness   [Map]Petrey   [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 helpful 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 Orion Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Montgomery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Butler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coffee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Covington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Crenshaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Geneva County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wilcox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #142776   (Name of Record: Orion Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Montgomery
Lat: 31.9679303     Lon: -86.0077319   [Map]
Elev: 168         Map Name: Ansley

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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: 31.9679, Longitude: -86.0077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Orion Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Orion 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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