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Overton Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Overton 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 Overton Cemetery...

The Overton Cemetery is located in Shelby County. The county seat for Shelby County is located in Columbiana.

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

Lat:   33.4096°   (33° 24' 34")

Lon:   -86.5719°   (-86° 34' 18")

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


 

  Overton Cemetery  


  Mt. Hebron Cemetery
  Oak Grove Cemetery
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  McDaniel Cemetery
  Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
  Brasher Cemetery
  Kendrix Cemetery
  Brashers Chapel Cemetery
   Location verified
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  Ebenezer Cemetery
  Vandiver Negro Cemetery
  Shady Grove Cemetery
  Union Hill Cemetery
  Mt. Signal Cemetery
  Hollis Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Bold Springs Cemetery
   Location verified
  Quinn Cemetery
  Weldon Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Harris Cemetery
  Quinn Cemetery
  Beulah Cemetery
  Prospect Cemetery
  Sterrett Cemetery
  Walton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 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 Shelby County.

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 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 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Overton Cemetery.

Alton   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Harpersville   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]Mountain Brook Village   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Inverness   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]Westover   [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 visit 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 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 Shelby 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    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tallapoosa 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 #149348   (Name of Record: Overton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.4095527     Lon: -86.5719283   [Map]
Elev: 310         Map Name: Vandiver

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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: 33.4096, Longitude: -86.5719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Overton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Overton 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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