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(Blount County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Old Compton Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Old Compton Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Old Compton Cemetery (FAG ID #2452675)

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 seven sections:

The Location of the Old Compton Cemetery...

The Old Compton Cemetery is located in Blount County. The county seat for Blount County is located in Oneonta.

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

Lat:   33.7850°   (33° 47' 5")

Lon:   -86.6443°   (-86° 38' 39")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Old Compton Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Old Compton Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Springville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 
Trussville   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Warrior   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Old Compton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Argo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 
Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
County Line Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2164197)
 
Creel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Crump Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
Elvester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
Fuller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Saint Clair County
 
Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Holston Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2497997)
 
Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2189138)
 
Hughes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Lees Chapel Cemetery (FAG ID #857849)
 
Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
Love Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Love Chapel Cemetery (FAG ID #2164747)
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 
Pinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery (FAG ID #2133348)
 
Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Vandiver Cemetery (FAG ID #26864)
 
Warrior Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Compton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Warrior Cemetery (FAG ID #1970286)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Compton Cemetery.

Argo   [Map]Deavers   [Map]Palmerdale   [Map]
Ayres   [Map]Grayson Valley   [Map]Pinson   [Map]
Center Point   [Map]Hayden   [Map]Remlap   [Map]
Chalkville   [Map]Kimberly   [Map]Selfville   [Map]
Clay   [Map]Locust Fork   [Map]Springville   [Map]
County Line   [Map]Majestic   [Map]Trafford   [Map]
Crosston   [Map]Masseyline   [Map]Trussville   [Map]
Dallas   [Map]Morris   [Map]Village Springs   [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 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 Old Compton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Blount County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     The Old Compton Cemetery (FAG ID #2452675)
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Blount 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 Old Compton Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Old Compton Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Old Compton Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Old Compton Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #2452675

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Blount County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Blount County: www.co.blount.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in . 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 Old Compton Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7850, Longitude: -86.6443     [Map].

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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