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A visit to the Retlaw 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 Retlaw Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Retlaw Cemetery (FG ID #2447796)

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 Retlaw Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   50.0512°   (50° 3' 4")

Lon:   -112.2523°   (-112° 15' 8")

Location using the Alberta Township System:

SW-03-013-17-W4    (Quarter-Section-Township-Range-Meridian)

Or the Southwest Quarter of Section 03, Township 013, Range 17, West of the 4th Meridian

Name Variations for Retlaw 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.

Retlaw Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Retlaw Municipal 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 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 Retlaw 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 Retlaw 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 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Retlaw Cemetery.

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

    • Retlaw
      (Less than 2 miles to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retlaw
    • Vauxhall
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vauxhall came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vauxhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vauxhall <4>
    • Grantham
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantham
    • Enchant
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enchant came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enchant
    • Turin
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turin
    • Hays
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Taber
      (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Scandia
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scandia
    • Travers
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Travers came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Travers
    • Barnwell
      (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnwell came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnwell
    • Iron Springs
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Springs came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Springs
    • Chin
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chin came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chin
    • Continue List   (7 more) ...
      • Purple Springs
        (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Rainier
        (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
      • Cranford
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranford came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranford
      • Rolling Hills
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
      • Picture Butte
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Bow City
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bow City
      • Lomond
        (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lomond came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lomond

    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 Retlaw Cemetery.<5>

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

    • Enchant Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the north of Taber.
      • The Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Taber Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Cemetery
      • Taber Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Taber Memorial Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2207513 <1>
    • Scandia Cemetery
      (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Barnwell Cemetery
      (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Huntsville Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Purple Springs Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Rolling Hills Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Bow City Cemetery
      (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
    • Lomond Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Bowville Cemetery
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
    • Taylor Cemetery
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the north)
    • Grassy Lake Praire View Cemetery
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Albion Ridge Cemetery
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)

    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 Retlaw Cemetery:

    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 obstructions 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 Retlaw Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.0512, Longitude: -112.2523    
    <3>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.
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <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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