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Philadelphia Cemetery
(Lee County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Philadelphia Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Cemetery...

The Philadelphia Cemetery is located in Lee County. The county seat for Lee County is located in Opelika.

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

Lat:   32.5160°   (32° 30' 57")

Lon:   -85.0944°   (-85° 5' 39")

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


 

  Philadelphia Cemetery  


  Concord Cemetery (AL)
  Pine Grove Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Mt. Gilead Cemetery (GA)
  Linwood Cemetery (GA)
   Location verified
  Bethel Mission Cemetery (AL)
  Evans Cemetery (AL)
  Water Shiloh Cemetery (GA)
  Crawford Cemetery (AL)
  Stroud Cemetery (AL)
  Colored Cemetery (GA)
  Mt. Zion Cemetery (AL)
  Riverdale Cemetery (GA)
  Mealing Cemetery (GA)
  Porterdale Cemetery (GA)
  Meadows Cemetery (AL)
  Dudleyville Cemetery (AL)
  Antioch Cemetery (AL)
  Zion Cemetery (AL)
  Pleasant Grove Cemetery (AL)
  Felix Edwards Cemetery (AL)
  Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery (AL)
   Location verified
  Phillips - Barnett Cemetery (AL)
  Lk. View Memory Gardens (AL)
  Abercombie Cemetery (AL)
  Bealwood Cemetery (GA)
  Sunset Memorial Gardens (AL)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Philadelphia Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abercombie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bealwood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Colored Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Crawford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Felix Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Lk. View Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Linwood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location has been verified
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mealing Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Gilead Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery (FAG ID #2189996)

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Porterdale Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Riverdale Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Stroud Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Water Shiloh Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Location sourced from GNIS

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Philadelphia Cemetery.

Baker Village (GA)   [Map]Fontaine Village   [Map]Phenix City   [Map]
Beauregard   [Map]Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]Prince Crossroads   [Map]
Bibb City (GA)   [Map]Fort Mitchell   [Map]Salem   [Map]
Cataula (GA)   [Map]Fortson (GA)   [Map]Seale   [Map]
City Village (GA)   [Map]Ladonia   [Map]Smith's Station   [Map]
Columbus (GA)   [Map]Marvyn   [Map]Smiths   [Map]
Crawford   [Map]Midland (GA)   [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 like to start 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 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 Philadelphia Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph 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    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Schley County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Taylor County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Upson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #138258   (Name of Record: Philadelphia Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lee
Lat: 32.5159735     Lon: -85.0943803   [Map]
Elev: 129         Map Name: Smiths Station

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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: 32.5160, Longitude: -85.0944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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