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Rowley Cemetery


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Profile for the Rowley Cemetery ...

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Introduction ...

We have organized this page based upon 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.

On this page you'll find:

The Location of the Rowley Cemetery...

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

Lat:   51.7668°   (51° 46' 0")

Lon:   -112.7681°   (-112° 46' 5")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-27-032-20-W4     (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 27, Township 32, Range 20, West of the 4th Meridian

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Rowley Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.

On the map below, the majority of the marker locations have been verified. Locations not yet verified are indicated.


  Rowley Cemetery  

  Alix Cemetery
  Endiang Cemetery
  Lk. View Cemetery
  Mayton Cemetery
  Great Bend Cemetery
   Estimated location<1>
  Three Hills Cemetery
  Tail Creek Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Mt. Davis Cemetery
  Woodland Cemetery
  Craigmyle Cemetery
  Castor Cemetery
  Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery
   Estimated location
  Delburne Cemetery
  Acme Cemetery
  Horn Hill Cemetery
  Drumheller Cemetery
  Lousana Cemetery
  Zion United Cemetery
  Trenville Cemetery
  Beisker Level Land Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery
  Elnora Cemetery
  Rosebud Cemetery
  Byemoor Cemetery
  Standard Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Rowley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in .

Byemoor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Craigmyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Drumheller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Elnora Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Elnora Cemetery (FAG ID #1968317)

Mt. Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
Three Hills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Three Hills Cemetery (FAG ID #2233201)

Trenville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rowley Cemetery
 - Location has been verified
 - Find-A-Grave entry for the Trenville Cemetery (FAG ID #2556717)

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Rowley Cemetery.

Big Valley   [Map]Fenn   [Map]Rosedale   [Map]
Byemoor   [Map]Hesketh   [Map]Rosedale Station   [Map]
Carbon   [Map]Huxley   [Map]Rowley   [Map]
Craigmyle   [Map]Michichi   [Map]Rumsey   [Map]
Delia   [Map]Morrin   [Map]Swalwell   [Map]
Drumheller   [Map]Munson   [Map]Three Hills   [Map]
Elnora   [Map]Nacmine   [Map]Trochu   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the CanadaGenWeb Project 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 Rowley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Alberta:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     CanadaGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alberta:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alberta
Canada GenWeb:     Cemetery Project for Alberta
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alberta     Cemetery Wiki for Alberta
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Gravemarker Gallery:     Directory for Alberta     Cemeteries of Alberta

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 Alberta

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Rowley 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 Rowley Cemetery.

Referenced Books / Documents ...

Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Rowley Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.7668, Longitude: -112.7681     [Map].

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