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The location of Downs Cemetery









A visit to the Downs Cemetery ...

The location of the Downs Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on 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. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Downs Cemetery ...

The Downs Cemetery is located in Hempstead County. The county seat for Hempstead County is located in Hope.

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

Lat:   33.5093°   (33° 30' 33")

Lon:   -93.4924°   (-93° 29' 32")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Downs Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Downs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Hempstead County.

Best Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Cummings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Dunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Falcon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Giles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Hatch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Huckabee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Patmos Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Sewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lafayette County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2341560<3>
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Wise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downs Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Downs Cemetery.

Bodcaw   [Map]     McKamie   [Map]    
Buckner   [Map]     McNeil   [Map]    
Cale   [Map]     Oakhaven   [Map]    
College Hill   [Map]     Old Town   [Map]    
Emmet   [Map]     Patmos   [Map]    
Fulton   [Map]     Perrytown   [Map]    
Garland   [Map]     Rosston   [Map]    
Hope   [Map]     Stamps   [Map]    
Kress City   [Map]     Waldo   [Map]    
Laneburg   [Map]     Willisville   [Map]    
Lewisville   [Map]      

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Downs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Hempstead County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Downs Cemetery.

Hope   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Lewisville   [Map]
 - Located in Lafayette County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located in Columbia County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Prescott   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Rosston   [Map]
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Stamps   [Map]
 - Located in Lafayette County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Waldo   [Map]
 - Located in Columbia County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Downs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Hempstead County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bossier Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caddo Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Arkansas,
Cemeteries of Hempstead County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Arkansas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Arkansas,
Cemeteries of Hempstead County
 

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 Arkansas

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Downs 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 Downs Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #48596   (Name of Record: Downs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Hempstead
Lat: 33.5092869     Lon: -93.4923986   [Map]
Elev: 95         Map Name: Bodcaw

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Hempstead County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Downs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5093, Longitude: -93.4924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Downs Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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.

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