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The location of Ray Cemetery









A visit to the Ray Cemetery ...

The location of the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery ...

The Ray 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 Ray Cemetery

Lat:   33.2826°   (33° 16' 57")

Lon:   -86.8986°   (-86° 53' 54")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Ray Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Acton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery #2   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Benten Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Black Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Boothton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Cumberland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 
David Lindsay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Deerhurst Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Fairington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
George Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Goodson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Higganbotham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Jefferson Garden of Memories   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Longview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Marvin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Pickens County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Massey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Maylene Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Nelson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Oldham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Ozley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Pelham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Ryan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Sadlers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26172<3>
 
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26231
 
Siluria Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Smithson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Southern Heritage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ray Cemetery.

Alabaster   [Map]     Kimbrell   [Map]    
Bessemer   [Map]     Lipscomb   [Map]    
Brantleyville   [Map]     Maylene   [Map]    
Brighton   [Map]     McCalla   [Map]    
Bullard Shoals   [Map]     Midfield   [Map]    
Cane Creek   [Map]     Montevallo   [Map]    
Dolomite   [Map]     New Village   [Map]    
Eddings   [Map]     Pelham   [Map]    
Greenwood   [Map]     Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]    
Helena   [Map]     Saginaw   [Map]    
Hoover   [Map]     Sawmill Town   [Map]    
Hueytown   [Map]     Shannon   [Map]    
Indian Springs Village   [Map]     Siluria   [Map]    
Industrial City   [Map]     Tannehill   [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 Ray 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 Ray Cemetery.

Bessemer   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Hueytown   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Ray 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

 
Chambers 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

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cullman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Elmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Talladega County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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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 Ray 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 Ray Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #149350   (Name of Record: Ray Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.2826135     Lon: -86.8986016   [Map]
Elev: 127         Map Name: Greenwood

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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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Ray Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2826, Longitude: -86.8986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ray 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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