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The location of Orton Cemetery

A visit to the Orton Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains four sections:

The Location of the Orton Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.7484°   (49° 44' 54")

Lon:   -113.2536°   (-113° 15' 12")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Orton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Albion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Orton Cemetery
Archmount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146605<2>
Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Orton Cemetery
Granum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492
Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2427812
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146604
Royal View Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2228124
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1968318

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Orton Cemetery.

Barons   [Map]     Monarch   [Map]    
Claresholm   [Map]     Nobleford   [Map]    
Coalhurst   [Map]     Picture Butte   [Map]    
Diamond City   [Map]     Shaughnessy   [Map]    
Eastview Acres   [Map]     Stand Off   [Map]    
Fort MacLeod   [Map]     Sunset Acres   [Map]    
Granum   [Map]     Woodhouse   [Map]    
Lethbridge   [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 turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 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 Orton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Alberta
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alberta   Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries of Alberta

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 Alberta

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Orton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7484, Longitude: -113.2536     [Map].

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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