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The location of Allen Cemetery









A visit to the Allen Cemetery ...

The location of the Allen Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 six sections:

The Location of the Allen Cemetery ...

The Allen 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 Allen Cemetery

Lat:   33.4351°   (33° 26' 6")

Lon:   -86.4389°   (-86° 26' 20")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Allen Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Allen Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arkwright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Baker Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Glover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Kidd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Lawleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Macedonia North Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Masters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Old Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Overton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25513<3>
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Raley Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Vincent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Vincent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Williamson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Allen Cemetery.

Acmar   [Map]     Lake Purdy   [Map]    
Alpine   [Map]     Leeds   [Map]    
Bon Air   [Map]     Logan Martin Dam   [Map]    
Calcis   [Map]     Lola City   [Map]    
Cedar Grove   [Map]     Moody   [Map]    
Chelsea   [Map]     Pell City   [Map]    
Childersburg   [Map]     Scott City   [Map]    
Cook's Springs   [Map]     Shoal Creek   [Map]    
Cropwell   [Map]     Sterrett   [Map]    
Dunnavant   [Map]     Vandiver   [Map]    
Fountainrun   [Map]     Vincent   [Map]    
Glen City   [Map]     Westover   [Map]    
Harpersville   [Map]     Woodland Village   [Map]    

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Allen Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Shelby County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Allen Cemetery.

Childersburg   [Map]
 - Located in Talladega County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Allen Cemetery
 
Pell City   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Allen Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Allen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for 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

 
Cleburne 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

 
Elmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Etowah County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall 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

 
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,
Cemeteries of Shelby County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Alabama
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Alabama,
Cemeteries 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 Allen 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 Allen Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149321   (Name of Record: Allen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.4351075     Lon: -86.4388697   [Map]
Elev: 173         Map Name: Vincent

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: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The 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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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Allen Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4351, Longitude: -86.4389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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