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The location of Alton Cemetery









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. 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> 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<3>
 
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<4>
 - 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 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alton Cemetery.

Aarons Creek   [Map]     Roseville (NC)   [Map]    
Allensville (NC)   [Map]     Roxboro (NC)   [Map]    
Banister Town   [Map]     Scottsburg   [Map]    
Beaver Park   [Map]     Semora (NC)   [Map]    
Blanch (NC)   [Map]     South Boston   [Map]    
Concord (NC)   [Map]     Timberlake (NC)   [Map]    
Halifax   [Map]     Virgilina   [Map]    
Henrys Mill   [Map]     Westside Village   [Map]    
Hicks Village (NC)   [Map]     Whitt Town (NC)   [Map]    
Leasburg (NC)   [Map]     Wilbourns (NC)   [Map]    
Milton (NC)   [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 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] 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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Alton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Halifax County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chatham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Durham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Granville County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guilford County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vance County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wake County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Danville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 obstructions 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 Alton Cemetery. The point we use 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).

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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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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