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A visit to the Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Holy Cross Cemetery (FG ID #2427812)

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 Holy Cross Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   49.7282°   (49° 43' 41")

Lon:   -113.3883°   (-113° 23' 17")

As an estimate, the Holy Cross Cemetery is located outside and to the northeast of Fort MacLeod.

Just for reference: A short distance and to the north of The Holy Cross Cemetery is the Union Cemetery. See below for details.

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-18-009-25-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 009, Range 25, West of the 4th Meridian

Establishment of the Holy Cross Cemetery ...

The Holy Cross Cemetery was established in 1888.

Name Variations for Holy Cross 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.

Holy Cross Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Ft. MacLeod Holy Cross Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Catholic 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 first visit 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 Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross 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 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Holy Cross Cemetery.

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

    • Fort MacLeod
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Granum
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Monarch
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
    • Woodhouse
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodhouse came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodhouse
    • Eastview Acres
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Stand Off
      (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Nobleford
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobleford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobleford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nobleford <3>
    • Brocket
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brocket
    • Sunset Acres
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Coalhurst
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalhurst came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalhurst
    • Springridge
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Claresholm
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claresholm came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claresholm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Claresholm <3>
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Barons
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barons came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barons
      • Hardieville
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hardieville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardieville
      • Glenwood
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
      • Lethbridge
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Shaughnessy
        (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaughnessy came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaughnessy
      • Diamond City
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City

    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 18 that are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> of the Holy Cross Cemetery.<6>

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

    • Orton Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Granum Cemetery
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Granum Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Granum.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Granum Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2225492 <1>
    • Five Mile Peace Lutheran Cemetery
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Claresholm Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Springridge Mennonite Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Archmount Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Archmount Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Lethbridge.
      • The Archmount Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Archmount Memorial Garden
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Archmount Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2146605 <1>
    • Glenwood Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • St. Patrick Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • Brocket Colony Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Royal View Memorial Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
    • Hartley Cemetery
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Continue List   (6 more) ...
      • Albion Ridge Cemetery
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Fishburn Cemetery
        (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
        • The Fishburn Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Fishburn United Church Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fishburn Cemetery
      • Pincher Creek Fairview Cemetery
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Fairview Cemetery
        (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Pincher Creek Pioneer Cemetery
        (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Hill Spring Cemetery
        (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
        • The Hill Spring Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Hillspring Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Spring Cemetery

    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 Holy Cross Cemetery:

    • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #2427812
    • 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 'point-to-point' 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 Holy Cross Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.7282, Longitude: -113.3883    
    <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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
    <6>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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