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A visit to the Alton Cemetery ...

The location of the Alton 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. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Alton Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Alton Cemetery

The Alton Cemetery is located in Halifax County<2>.

The county seat for Halifax County is located in Halifax. Halifax lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Alton Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Alton Cemetery

Lat:   36.5724°   (36° 34' 20")

Lon:   -79.0031°   (-79° 0' 11")

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

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Alton Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Alton Cemetery.

  • Aarons Creek [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons Creek
    • Aarons Creek [Halifax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the east of Alton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons Creek
  • Allensville [Person County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allensville
    • Allensville [Person County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allensville
  • Alton [Halifax County]
  • Banister Town [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
    • Banister Town [Halifax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Alton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister Town
  • Continue List   (22 more) ...
    • Blanch [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch [Caswell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<4>
    • Cluster Springs [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs [Halifax County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • Concord [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Person County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Elmo [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
    • Estelle [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
      • Estelle [Caswell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estelle
    • Halifax [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halifax
      • Halifax [Halifax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Alton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,200 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halifax<4>
    • Harmony [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Halifax County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill [Pittsylvania County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Hicks Village [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village [Person County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Jones [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Leasburg [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg [Caswell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leasburg<4>
    • Milton [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<4>
    • Omega [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Roseville [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Person County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Roxboro [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
      • Roxboro [Person County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<4>
    • Semora [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora [Caswell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<4>
    • South Boston [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<4>
    • Sutherlin [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutherlin
      • Sutherlin [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherlin
    • Virgilina [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgilina
      • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Alton Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<4>
    • Westside Village [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village [Halifax County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside Village
    • Whitt Town [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitt Town
      • Whitt Town [Person County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitt Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitt Town
    • Wilbourns [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbourns
      • Wilbourns [Granville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Alton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbourns

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Alton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Halifax County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Alton Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Alton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Allen Family Cemetery [Person County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Allen Family Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Family Cemetery
  • Allens Chapel Church Cemetery [Person County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allens Chapel Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allens Chapel Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Allens Chapel Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Chapel Church Cemetery
  • Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery [Person County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
  • Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery [Person County]
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    • Black Walnut Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Black Walnut Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Black Walnut Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Walnut Cemetery
    • Calvary UMC Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary UMC Cemetery
      • Calvary UMC Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery.
      • Calvary UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Calvary Cemetery
      • Calvary Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary UMC Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49659<5>
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Cherry Hill UMC Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherry Hill UMC Cemetery
      • Cherry Hill UMC Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Cherry Hill UMC Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cherry Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill UMC Cemetery
    • Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery [Halifax County]
    • Cunningham Family Cemetery [Person County]
    • Ephesus Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ephesus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ephesus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephesus Cemetery
    • Foster Family Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Foster Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Foster Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2440984<5>
    • Glenwood Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glenwood Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Cemetery
    • Harmony UMC Cemetery [Halifax County]
    • Mayo Grove Baptist Church Cemetery [Halifax County]
    • Montague Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montague Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Montague Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Montague Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague Cemetery
    • New Bethel Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel Cemetery
    • New Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery [Person County]
    • Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Olive Branch Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olive Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olive Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch Cemetery
    • Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2310615<5>
    • Rogers Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rogers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rogers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rogers Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Cemetery
    • Shepherd Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shepherd Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shepherd Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shepherd Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Cemetery
    • Shiloh Church Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shiloh Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shiloh Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shiloh Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh Church Cemetery
    • Spring Hill Cemetery [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Whitt Family Cemetery [Person County]
    • Woodsdale Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodsdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodsdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodsdale Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsdale Cemetery
    • Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery
    • Woody Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woody Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woody Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woody Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woody Cemetery
    • Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery [Person County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Alton Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Alton Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1690096  (Alton Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #1690096 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Alton
    • County: Halifax         Elev: 175
    • Location given for GNIS #1690096 (Alton Cemetery)
    • Lat: 36.5723618           Lon: -79.0030674
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

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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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Halifax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 Alton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5724, Longitude: -79.0031       In this case, the coordinates for the Alton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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