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(Lee County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Philadelphia Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Cemetery...

The Philadelphia Cemetery is located in Lee County. The county seat for Lee County is located in Opelika.

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

Lat:   32.5160°   (32° 30' 57")

Lon:   -85.0944°   (-85° 5' 39")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Cemetery.

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


 

  Philadelphia Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Columbus   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Fort Benning   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Chattahoochee County (GA)
 
Opelika   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Phenix City   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Seale   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Philadelphia Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abercombie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Bealwood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Bethel Mission Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Charnel Garden of Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Colored Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Crawford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Dudleyville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Felix Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Lk. View Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Linwood Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Mealing Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Phillips - Barnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery (FAG ID #2189996)
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Porterdale Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Riverdale Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Stroud Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 
Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County
 
Water Shiloh Cemetery (GA)   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Muscogee County (GA)
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Philadelphia Cemetery
 - Located in Russell County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Philadelphia Cemetery.

Baker Village (GA)   [Map]Fontaine Village   [Map]Phenix City   [Map]
Beauregard   [Map]Fort Benning (GA)   [Map]Prince Crossroads   [Map]
Bibb City (GA)   [Map]Fort Mitchell   [Map]Salem   [Map]
Cataula (GA)   [Map]Fortson (GA)   [Map]Seale   [Map]
City Village (GA)   [Map]Ladonia   [Map]Smith's Station   [Map]
Columbus (GA)   [Map]Marvyn   [Map]Smiths   [Map]
Crawford   [Map]Midland (GA)   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Philadelphia Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Lee County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bullock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chambers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Macon County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Schley County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stewart County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Troup County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #138258   (Name of Record: Philadelphia Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lee
Lat: 32.5159735     Lon: -85.0943803   [Map]
Elev: 129         Map Name: Smiths Station

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Alabama

About Lee County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 32.5160, Longitude: -85.0944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Philadelphia 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 from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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