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Ray Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery...

The Ray 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 Ray Cemetery

Lat:   33.2912°   (33° 17' 28")

Lon:   -86.5525°   (-86° 33' 8")

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


 

  Ray Cemetery  


  Mt. Signal Cemetery
  Roper Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Florence Cemetery
  Liberty Cemetery
  Fourmile Cemetery
  Quinn Cemetery
  Mose Davis Cemetery
  Quinn Cemetery
  Foster Cemetery
  K Springs Cemetery
  Whitfield Cemetery
  Prospect Cemetery
  Wilsonville Cemetery
   Location verified
  Walton Cemetery
  Farr Cemetery
  Kirkland Cemetery
  Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  Poindexter - Vick Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Wallace Cemetery
   Estimated location<3>
  Johnson Cemetery
  Holley Cemetery
  Old Chapel Cemetery
  Hubbard Cemetery
  Heaton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<4> of the Ray Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Shelby County.

Bradford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Farr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Florence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Heaton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Holley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kidd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Roper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wallace Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wallace Cemetery (FAG ID #26916)

Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Whitfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Wilsonville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Wilsonville Cemetery (FAG ID #27156)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ray Cemetery.

Bon Air   [Map]Hoover   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Indian Springs Village   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Calera   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Talladega Springs   [Map]
Childersburg   [Map]Logan Martin Dam   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Columbiana   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Comerdale   [Map]Merrell Beach   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Pelham   [Map]Westover   [Map]
Fayetteville   [Map]Pine Grove Village   [Map]Wilsonville   [Map]
Harpersville   [Map]Saginaw   [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 Ray 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    
Dallas 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 Ray 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 Ray Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125456   (Name of Record: Ray Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.2912235     Lon: -86.5524826   [Map]
Elev: 155         Map Name: Westover

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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: 33.2912, Longitude: -86.5525     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ray Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Ray 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>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning 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.

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