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(Halifax County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Alton Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Alton 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.

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The Location of the Alton Cemetery...

The Alton Cemetery is located in Halifax County. The county seat for Halifax County is located in Halifax.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of 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)<2>

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.

Halifax   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Milton   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Roxboro   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Scottsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Fluvanna County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
South Boston   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 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 (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Allens Chapel Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Black Walnut Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49659<4>
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Cherry Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Ephesus Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Foster Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<5>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2440984
 
Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1986480
 
Mayo Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2252607
 
Montague Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Methodist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2310615
 
Rogers Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Shepherd Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Shiloh Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Woodsdale Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Woody Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alton Cemetery
 
Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alton Cemetery.

Aarons Creek   [Map]Henrys Mill   [Map]Semora (NC)   [Map]
Allensville (NC)   [Map]Hicks Village (NC)   [Map]South Boston   [Map]
Banister Town   [Map]Leasburg (NC)   [Map]Timberlake (NC)   [Map]
Beaver Park   [Map]Milton (NC)   [Map]Virgilina   [Map]
Blanch (NC)   [Map]Roseville (NC)   [Map]Westside Village   [Map]
Concord (NC)   [Map]Roxboro (NC)   [Map]Whitt Town (NC)   [Map]
Halifax   [Map]Scottsburg   [Map]Wilbourns (NC)   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Alton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Halifax County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caswell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chatham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Durham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Granville County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guilford County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lenoir County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orange County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Person County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vance County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wake County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charlotte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Danville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lunenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Mecklenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pittsylvania County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince Edward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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 Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alton 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 Alton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1690096   (Name of Record: Alton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Halifax
Lat: 36.5723618     Lon: -79.0030674   [Map]
Elev: 175         Map Name: Alton

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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: 36.5724, Longitude: -79.0031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alton 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in . 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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<4>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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<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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