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A visit to the Orton Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Note: 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 ...

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 visit 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
  • List of neighboring communities ...

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

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Orton Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Fort MacLeod
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Monarch
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Eastview Acres
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Nobleford
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nobleford <2>
    • Coalhurst
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalhurst came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalhurst
    • Granum
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Sunset Acres
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Barons
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barons
    • Hardieville
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
      • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Hardieville
    • Woodhouse
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
    • Stand Off
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Shaughnessy
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaughnessy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaughnessy
    • Continue List   (5 more) ...
      • Lethbridge
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Diamond City
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
      • Picture Butte
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Broxburn
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broxburn
      • Claresholm
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresholm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresholm
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm <2>

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

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 18 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> of the Orton Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Orton Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Union Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Union Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.
      • The Union Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. MacLeod
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #1968318 <6>
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Holy Cross Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.
      • The Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2427812 <6>
    • Granum Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2225492 <6>
    • Archmount Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Archmount Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Lethbridge.
      • The Archmount Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Archmount Memorial Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Archmount Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2146605 <6>
    • St. Patrick Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Albion Ridge Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Claresholm Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Springridge Mennonite Cemetery
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Glenwood Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Huntsville Cemetery
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
      • Bowville Cemetery
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Alston Cemetery
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Alston Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Alston Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carmangay.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alston Cemetery
      • Magrath Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Brocket Colony Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Hartley Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)

    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 'point-to-point' 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    
    <2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <3>If we 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.
    <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>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>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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