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(Hempstead County, Arkansas)


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Profile for the Downs Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Downs Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 seven 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)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

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

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


 

  Downs Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery
 
Lewisville   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Lafayette County
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Columbia County
 
Prescott   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Rosston   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Stamps   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Lafayette County
 
Waldo   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Columbia County
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downs Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Corinth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Cummings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Dunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Falcon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
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]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Lafayette County
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 - Find-A-Grave<4> entry for the Shiloh Cemetery (FAG ID #2341560)
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downs Cemetery
 - Located in Nevada County
 
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]Hope   [Map]Old Town   [Map]
Buckner   [Map]Kress City   [Map]Patmos   [Map]
Cale   [Map]Laneburg   [Map]Perrytown   [Map]
College Hill   [Map]Lewisville   [Map]Rosston   [Map]
Emmet   [Map]McKamie   [Map]Stamps   [Map]
Fulton   [Map]McNeil   [Map]Waldo   [Map]
Garland   [Map]Oakhaven   [Map]Willisville   [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 first visit 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 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,     of Hempstead County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using 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).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Downs Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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