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(Franklin County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Overton Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains seven 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.


 

  Overton Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Overton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Overton Cemetery.

Belmont   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Tishomingo County (MS)
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Colbert County
 
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Winston County
 
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Phil Campbell   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Russellville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 57 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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
 
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Bolin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Brazel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Burleson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Burnout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Burntout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Childers Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Edgar Chapel Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Gober Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<2>
 
Grissom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Halltown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lawler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
McCarley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
McCurley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave<3> 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
 
Moorman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Mountain Home Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
New Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Newburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Nichols Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Marion County
 
Old Belgreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
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
 
Old Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
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
 
Pilot Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pounders - Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Single Springs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Sparks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Tompkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Walden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Weatherbee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Welch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery

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]Red Bay   [Map]
Belgreen   [Map]Hackleburg   [Map]Russellville   [Map]
Belmont (MS)   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Slickrock Ford   [Map]
Burntout   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Spruce Pine   [Map]
Denton   [Map]Oakland (MS)   [Map]Tremont (MS)   [Map]
Golden (MS)   [Map]Phil Campbell   [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 - you should note 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     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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