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A visit to the Highwood Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Highwood Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Highwood Cemetery (FG ID #2180755)

Note: 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 Highwood Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   50.5848°   (50° 35' 5")

Lon:   -113.8576°   (-113° 51' 27")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

NW-05-019-28-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Northwest Quarter of Section 05, Township 019, Range 28, West of the 4th Meridian

Name Variations for Highwood Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Highwood Cemetery has also been known as:

  • High River Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites 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 Highwood Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Alberta:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Highwood Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Highwood Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Highwood Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • High River
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Aldersyde
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldersyde came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldersyde
    • Cayley
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cayley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cayley
    • Frankburg ‑ Historic
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankburg
    • Blackie
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackie
    • Okotoks
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Brant
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brant
    • Longview
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Nanton
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • De Winton
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Black Diamond
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Herronton
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herronton came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herronton
    • Continue List   (11 more) ...
      • Turner Valley
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
      • Academy
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Academy
      • Ensign
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ensign came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ensign
      • Dalemead
        (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalemead came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalemead
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalemead <3>
      • Indus
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indus
      • Millarville
        (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Deer Run
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
      • Deer Ridge
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
      • Parkland Beach
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland Beach
      • Parkland
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Midnapore
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 13 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Highwood Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Highwood Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    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 continue 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 Highwood Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2180755
    • Referenced Books / Documents ...
    • Alberta Sources - Cemeteries and other surname sources (Feb. 2007)
      • Written by: Alberta Genealogical Society and other researchers, societies and groups

    The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

    Footnotes ...

    <1>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.
    <2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Highwood Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.5848, Longitude: -113.8576    
    <3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.









 

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