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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. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Orton Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Orton Cemetery

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Orton Cemetery

Lat:   49.7484°   (49° 44' 54")

Lon:   -113.2536°   (-113° 15' 12")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Orton Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Alberta:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Orton Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Disaster Stories from Alberta

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> of the Orton Cemetery.

  • Barons
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barons
    • Barons lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barons
  • Broxburn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broxburn
    • Broxburn lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broxburn
  • Claresholm
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresholm
    • Claresholm lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresholm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claresholm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm<3>
  • Coalhurst
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalhurst
    • Coalhurst lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalhurst came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalhurst
  • Diamond City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
    • Diamond City lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond City
  • Eastview Acres
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview Acres
    • Eastview Acres lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastview Acres
  • Fort MacLeod
  • Granum
  • Hardieville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardieville
    • Hardieville lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hardieville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardieville
  • Lethbridge
  • Monarch
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Monarch lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
  • Nobleford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleford
    • Nobleford lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orton Cemetery.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobleford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nobleford<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Picture Butte
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picture Butte
      • Picture Butte lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picture Butte
    • Shaughnessy
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaughnessy
      • Shaughnessy lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaughnessy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaughnessy
    • Stand Off
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stand Off
      • Stand Off lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Orton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stand Off
    • Sunset Acres
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Acres
      • Sunset Acres lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Acres
    • Woodhouse
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
      • Woodhouse lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Orton Cemetery.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodhouse

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 8 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Orton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Ridge Cemetery
    • The Albion Ridge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Picture Butte.More precisely, Albion Ridge Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Orton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Ridge Cemetery
  • Archmount Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Archmount Cemetery
    • The Archmount Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Lethbridge.Archmount Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Orton Cemetery.
    • Archmount Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Archmount Memorial Garden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archmount Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2146605<5>
  • Granum Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
    • The Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.More accurately, Granum Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Orton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granum Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225492<5>
  • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
    • The Holy Cross Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.Holy Cross Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Orton Cemetery.
    • Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2427812<5>
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
  • St. Patrick Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • The Union Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.To be more accurate, Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Orton Cemetery.
    • Union Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. MacLeod
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1968318<5>

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

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

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