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Alabama Cemetery Locations by County

by: Craig Remington

The Cartographic Research Lab, Department of Geography, of the University of Alabama, has been attempting to identify the locations of as many Alabama cemeteries as possible and plotting those locations on a county map. To achieve this goal, help was solicited from many researchers who had been "in the field" for many years by contacting local historical societies and e-mailing messages to Alabama genealogy mailing lists.

Due to the size of the atlas and the limitations that go with such a large amount of data, it was not possible to make a listing of every interment within each cemetery. However, the most commonly found surnames are listed (in bold and italicized typeface for easy spotting) within each cemetery, as well as the names and dates of the first (earliest) and last (most recent) interments.

The atlas is broken down into two primary parts: the map and the spreadsheet.

The map cites the locations of the cemeteries based on three different criteria: (1) those cemeteries with known names and locations are shown with a red square; (2) those cemeteries with a known location but the name is unknown are shown with an orange square, and; (3) those cemeteries with uncertain locations (descriptions were simply too vague to locate the cemetery with any precision), are shown with blue squares. The available information has been included, in many cases, in the "remarks section" of the spreadsheet regarding those with blue squares.

The breakdown on the spreadsheet involves five columns consisting of the name of the cemetery, the identification number, the township and range, church affiliation and remarks, and, the name of the county.

The atlas may be purchased as a single volume covering all 67 counties or on a county by county basis. If your interest exceeds 9 counties, it would be more economical to purchase the complete volume.

For more information, visit the Cartographic Research Lab Atlas page.

  

 


 

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