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The location of Sunshine Cemetery









A visit to the Sunshine Cemetery ...

The location of the Sunshine 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 Sunshine Cemetery ...

The Sunshine Cemetery is located in Chilton County. The county seat for Chilton County is located in Clanton.

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

Lat:   32.8640°   (32° 51' 50")

Lon:   -86.5714°   (-86° 34' 17")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 49 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Sunshine Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Aldridge Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Bell Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Chestnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Chilton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Clanton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Eastview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Ham Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Hardiman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Highland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Jacksons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Lime Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Lomax Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Maple Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Martin Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
McKee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mt. Pisgah - Zion Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
New Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Pinedale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Poplar Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Popwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Refuge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Robinson Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Samaria Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Temple Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Verbena Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Walnut Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Sunshine Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Sunshine Cemetery.

Aucheucaula   [Map]     Pine Grove Village   [Map]    
Billingsley   [Map]     Pine Level   [Map]    
Calera   [Map]     Randolph   [Map]    
Clanton   [Map]     Rockford   [Map]    
Deatsville   [Map]     Shelby   [Map]    
Fayetteville   [Map]     Stanton   [Map]    
Holtville   [Map]     Talladega Springs   [Map]    
Jemison   [Map]     Thorsby   [Map]    
Maplesville   [Map]     Titus   [Map]    
Marbury   [Map]     Verbena   [Map]    
Merrell Beach   [Map]     Weogufka   [Map]    
Mountain Creek   [Map]     White City   [Map]    
Oakley   [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 Sunshine Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Chilton County.

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

Calera   [Map]
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Clanton   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Rockford   [Map]
 - Located in Coosa County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located in Shelby County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Sunshine Cemetery
 
Thorsby   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Sunshine Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - although 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 Sunshine Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Chilton 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

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Coosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dallas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Elmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hale County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lowndes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Macon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Perry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pickens County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Clair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Talladega County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tallapoosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tuscaloosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #151483   (Name of Record: Sunshine Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Chilton
Lat: 32.8640141     Lon: -86.5713693   [Map]
Elev: 198         Map Name: Clanton East

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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' 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 Sunshine Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8640, Longitude: -86.5714     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Sunshine Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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