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Rising Star Cemetery
(Talladega County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Rising Star 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 Rising Star Cemetery...

The Rising Star Cemetery is located in Talladega County. The county seat for Talladega County is located in Talladega.

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

Lat:   33.1587°   (33° 9' 31")

Lon:   -86.2555°   (-86° 15' 19")

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


 

  Rising Star Cemetery  


  Davis Cemetery
  Summer Hill Cemetery
  Mt. Zion Cemetery
  Darby Cemetery
  Childersburg City Cemetery
  Hollins Springs Cemetery
  Rhoden Cemetery
  Old Bethany Cemetery
  Green Hill Cemetery
  Macedonia Cemetery
  Allen Cemetery
  Grimes Chapel Cemetery
  Kahatchee Cemetery
  Stewartville Cemetery
  Odena Cemetery
  Union Cemetery
  Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery
   Location verified
  Mt. Olive Cemetery
  Comers Cemetery
  Kelly Cemetery
  Evergreen Cemetery
  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
  Westview Cemetery
  Stewarts Cemetery
  Hill Cemetery
  New Site Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Rising Star Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Comers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Darby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Clay County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Grimes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hollins Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Clay County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Odena Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Bethany Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Stewartville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Summer Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rising Star Cemetery
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Westview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rising Star 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 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Rising Star Cemetery.

Abihka   [Map]Gantts Quarry   [Map]Stewartville   [Map]
Alpine   [Map]Goodwater   [Map]Sycamore   [Map]
Bon Air   [Map]Hollins   [Map]Sylacauga   [Map]
Childersburg   [Map]Mignon   [Map]Talladega Springs   [Map]
Comerdale   [Map]Mount Olive   [Map]Weogufka   [Map]
Fayetteville   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Wilsonville   [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 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 - 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 Rising Star Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Talladega 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    
Chambers 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    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125651   (Name of Record: Rising Star Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Talladega
Lat: 33.1587275     Lon: -86.2555296   [Map]
Elev: 188         Map Name: Sylacauga West

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 33.1587, Longitude: -86.2555     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rising Star Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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