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(Shelby County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Overton Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Overton Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 seven sections:

The Location of the Overton Cemetery...

The Overton 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 Overton Cemetery

Lat:   33.4096°   (33° 24' 34")

Lon:   -86.5719°   (-86° 34' 18")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Overton Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Overton Cemetery.

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


 

  Overton Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Overton 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 Overton Cemetery.

Leeds   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Overton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Beulah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Brashers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Elliott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Hollis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
K Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Kendrix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Jefferson County
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Mt. Signal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Old Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Poindexter - Vick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Quinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Sterrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Vandiver Negro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Walton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Weldon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery

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 Overton Cemetery.

Alton   [Map]Irondale   [Map]Pelham   [Map]
Cahaba Heights   [Map]Lake Purdy   [Map]Scott City   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Leeds   [Map]Shoal Creek   [Map]
Chelsea   [Map]Lola City   [Map]Sterrett   [Map]
Dunnavant   [Map]Marks Village   [Map]Vandiver   [Map]
Harpersville   [Map]Meadowbrook   [Map]Vestavia Hills   [Map]
Indian Springs Village   [Map]Mountain Brook Village   [Map]Vincent   [Map]
Inverness   [Map]Mountain Brook   [Map]Westover   [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 - although 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 Overton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    
Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry 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    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     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 Overton 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 Overton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149348   (Name of Record: Overton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.4095527     Lon: -86.5719283   [Map]
Elev: 310         Map Name: Vandiver

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4096, Longitude: -86.5719     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Overton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Overton Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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