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The location of Riley Cemetery









A visit to the Riley Cemetery ...

The location of the Riley 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 Riley Cemetery ...

The Riley Cemetery is located in Butler County. The county seat for Butler County is located in Greenville.

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

Lat:   31.5893°   (31° 35' 21")

Lon:   -86.6591°   (-86° 39' 32")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Riley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Covington County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Bushfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Covington County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Consolation Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Kervin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Covington County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
McClure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive East Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Oakey Streak Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Riley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25091<3>
 
Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Oaky Streak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Sellers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Riley Cemetery
 
South Butler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Riley Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Riley Cemetery.

Andalusia   [Map]     Greenville   [Map]    
Bolling   [Map]     Heath   [Map]    
Brantley   [Map]     Honoraville   [Map]    
Brooklyn   [Map]     Jay Villa   [Map]    
Centerville   [Map]     McKenzie   [Map]    
Chapman   [Map]     Merrill Mill   [Map]    
Cherokee Village   [Map]     Nymph   [Map]    
Dozier   [Map]     Old Town   [Map]    
Evergreen   [Map]     Red Level   [Map]    
Forest Home   [Map]     River Falls   [Map]    
Gantt   [Map]     Rutledge   [Map]    
Georgiana   [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 Riley Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Butler County.

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

Andalusia   [Map]
 - Located in Covington County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Chapman   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located in Conecuh County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Georgiana   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Greenville   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of the Riley Cemetery
 
Luverne   [Map]
 - Located in Crenshaw County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Riley Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

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

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Butler County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Conecuh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crenshaw County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Escambia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Geneva County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lowndes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilcox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Okaloosa County (FL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Santa Rosa County (FL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walton County (FL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #125637   (Name of Record: Riley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Butler
Lat: 31.5893271     Lon: -86.6591366   [Map]
Elev: 88         Map Name: McKenzie

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 'straight-line' (or 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 Riley Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5893, Longitude: -86.6591     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Riley 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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