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(Clay County, Arkansas)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Nelson 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.

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The Location of the Nelson Cemetery...

The Nelson Cemetery is located in Clay County.

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

Lat:   36.3578°   (36° 21' 28")

Lon:   -90.7390°   (-90° 44' 20")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Nelson Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Corning   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Doniphan   [Map]
 - Located in Ripley County (MO)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Marmaduke   [Map]
 - Located in Greene County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Maynard   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Pocahontas   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Nelson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Albrite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greene County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Blount Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Cherry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Dunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Hite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Hitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Hoisey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Johnston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Lawnbird Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Legate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Luttrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Old Reyno Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Osburn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Richwoods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #55936<4>
 
St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Sparkman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Washington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Yellow Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson 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 Nelson Cemetery.

Beech Grove   [Map]Doniphan (MO)   [Map]O'Kean   [Map]
Biggers   [Map]Knobel   [Map]Oxly (MO)   [Map]
College City   [Map]Lafe   [Map]Peach Orchard   [Map]
Corning   [Map]Light   [Map]Pocahontas   [Map]
Current View   [Map]Maynard   [Map]Reyno   [Map]
Datto   [Map]Naylor (MO)   [Map]Success   [Map]
Delaplaine   [Map]Neelyville (MO)   [Map]Warm Springs   [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 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 Nelson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mississippi County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Butler County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carter County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Dunklin County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pemiscot County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Reynolds County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ripley County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Stoddard County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wayne County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #52606   (Name of Record: Nelson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clay
Lat: 36.3578411     Lon: -90.7390048   [Map]
Elev: 86         Map Name: Peach Orchard

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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: 36.3578, Longitude: -90.7390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Nelson 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 'straight-line' distance that starts 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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