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(Marion County, Alabama)


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Profile for the Shelton Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Shelton 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 Shelton Cemetery...

The Shelton Cemetery is located in Marion County. The county seat for Marion County is located in Hamilton.

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

Lat:   34.0840°   (34° 5' 2")

Lon:   -88.1845°   (-88° 11' 4")

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

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


 

  Shelton Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Amory   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Cotton Gin Port - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Fulton   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)
 
Guin   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Hamilton   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Red Bay   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Franklin County
 
Sulligent   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 
Vernon   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shelton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Shelton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ballard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Friendship North Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Gann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Hathcock Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Holligan & Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)
 
Kennedy Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)
 
Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Old Thompson - Centrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Pickle Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)
 
Pleasant Site Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Riggans Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Rudicell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Stevens Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shelton Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County (MS)
 
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Lamar County
 
Wiggington Cemetery (MS)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Shelton Cemetery
 - Located in Itawamba County (MS)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Shelton Cemetery.

Amory (MS)   [Map]Gu-Win   [Map]Smithville (MS)   [Map]
Beaverton   [Map]Guin   [Map]Sulligent   [Map]
Cotton Gin Port (MS)   [Map]Hamilton   [Map]Tremont (MS)   [Map]
Detroit   [Map]Hatley (MS)   [Map]Twin   [Map]
Fulton (MS)   [Map]Hodges   [Map]Vernon   [Map]
Gattman (MS)   [Map]Oakland (MS)   [Map]Vina   [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 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 - 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 Shelton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Marion County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chickasaw County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oktibbeha County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pontotoc County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tippah County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #138063   (Name of Record: Shelton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Marion
Lat: 34.0839934     Lon: -88.1844827   [Map]
Elev: 128         Map Name: Detroit

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Marion County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marion County: www.sonet.net/marioncounty/

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: 34.0840, Longitude: -88.1845     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shelton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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