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Overton Cemetery
(Franklin County, Alabama)


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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 Overton Cemetery...

The Overton Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Russellville.

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

Lat:   34.3860°   (34° 23' 9")

Lon:   -87.9593°   (-87° 57' 33")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Overton 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 verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


 

  Overton Cemetery  


  Burntout Cemetery
   Location from GNIS<1>
  Scott Cemetery
  Burnout Cemetery
  Pilot Hill Cemetery
  Bolin Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  McCurley Cemetery
  Old Nauvoo Cemetery
   Estimated location<2>
  Holly Springs Cemetery
  Old Friendship Cemetery
  Davis Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Friendship Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Hodges Cemetery
  Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery
  Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
  Sparks Chapel Cemetery
  Lindsey Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Burleson Cemetery
  Dempsey Cemetery
  Osborn Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Davis Cemetery
  Gober Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Old Line Cemetery
  Baggett Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Jones Cemetery
   Location from GNIS
  Mt. Carmel Cemetery
   Location from GNIS

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 57 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Overton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Baggett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Bolin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brazel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Burleson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Burnout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Burntout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Gober Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Halltown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCarley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McCurley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the McCurley Cemetery (FAG ID #24324)

Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moorman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Newburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nichols Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Frankfort Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Old Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Old Nauvoo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
Osborn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Welch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Overton Cemetery.

Bear Creek   [Map]Good Springs   [Map]Phil Campbell   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Hackleburg   [Map]Red Bay   [Map]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Littleville   [Map]Tremont (MS)   [Map]
Golden (MS)   [Map]Oakland (MS)   [Map]Vina   [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 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 Overton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee 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    
Pontotoc County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #124333   (Name of Record: Overton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 34.3859308     Lon: -87.9592028   [Map]
Elev: 203         Map Name: Guinn Cross Roads

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Overton Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3860, Longitude: -87.9593     [Map].

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