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Roach Cemetery
(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Roach 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 Roach Cemetery...

The Roach 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 Roach Cemetery

Lat:   33.2348°   (33° 14' 5")

Lon:   -86.7453°   (-86° 44' 43")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Roach 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 Roach 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, all 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 values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the following markers.


 

  Roach Cemetery  


  Pelham Cemetery
  Still Memorial Cemetery
  Cumberland Cemetery
  Black Cemetery
  Deerhurst Cemetery
  Longview Cemetery
  Oldham Cemetery
  Nelson Cemetery
  Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  Garrett Cemetery
  David Lindsay Cemetery
  Nearest Grave Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Old Lynch Cemetery
  Siluria Cemetery
  Blackmon Cemetery
  Cedar Grove Cemetery
  Harles Cemetery
  Benten Cemetery
  Nabors Cemetery
  Ozley Cemetery
  Moores Cemetery
  Rocky Ridge Cemetery
  Jones Bailey Cemetery
  Goodson Cemetery
  Dargin Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Roach Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Shelby County.

Acton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Benten Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Black Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Blackmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Dargin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Goodson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Harles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Longview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Maylene Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moores Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mose Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nabors Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Nelson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Oldham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ozley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pelham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Rocky Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Ryan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Siluria Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS
Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Roach Cemetery
 - Location sourced from GNIS

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Roach Cemetery.

Alabaster   [Map]Hoover   [Map]Saginaw   [Map]
Brantleyville   [Map]Indian Springs Village   [Map]Sawmill Town   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Inverness   [Map]Shannon   [Map]
Calera   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Maylene   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Columbiana   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Siluria   [Map]
Eddings   [Map]Montevallo   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Greenwood   [Map]New Village   [Map]Westover   [Map]
Helena   [Map]Pelham   [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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Roach 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale 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    
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 Roach 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 Roach Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125676   (Name of Record: Roach Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.2348369     Lon: -86.7452646   [Map]
Elev: 202         Map Name: Bounds Lake

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: 33.2348, Longitude: -86.7453     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Roach Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Roach 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 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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