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The location of Salem Cemetery









A visit to the Salem Cemetery ...

The location of the Salem 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 Salem Cemetery ...

The Salem 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 Salem Cemetery

Lat:   33.1015°   (33° 6' 5")

Lon:   -86.7686°   (-86° 46' 6")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 46 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Salem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alabama National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Benten Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Black Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Brasher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Brierfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bibb County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Cobb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Dargin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Dover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Garrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Goodson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Harles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Jones Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Leach Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Longview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Maylene Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Montevallo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Moores Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Moores Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Nabors Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Nearest Grave Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Nelson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Old Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Old Lynch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Old Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Ozley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Richardson - Randall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #25875<3>
 
Ryan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Session Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Shelby Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Shiloh - Busby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Still Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Salem Cemetery.

Alabaster   [Map]     Merrell Beach   [Map]    
Aucheucaula   [Map]     Montevallo   [Map]    
Brantleyville   [Map]     Oakley   [Map]    
Brierfield   [Map]     Pelham   [Map]    
Calera   [Map]     Pine Grove Village   [Map]    
Cane Creek   [Map]     Saginaw   [Map]    
Columbiana   [Map]     Sawmill Town   [Map]    
Eddings   [Map]     Shelby   [Map]    
Helena   [Map]     Siluria   [Map]    
Jemison   [Map]     Thorsby   [Map]    
Maylene   [Map]     Wilton   [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 Salem 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 Salem Cemetery.

Calera   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Pelham   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Shelby   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Thorsby   [Map]
 - Located in Chilton County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Salem 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 websites either 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 Salem 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
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Elmore County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Hale County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Perry County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Talladega County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
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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 Salem 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 Salem Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #146556   (Name of Record: Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 33.1015077     Lon: -86.7685978   [Map]
Elev: 165         Map Name: Montevallo

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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 'straight-line' distance. 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 Salem Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1015, Longitude: -86.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Salem 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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