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(Prairie County, Arkansas)


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Profile for the Oakland Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery...

The Oakland Cemetery is located in Prairie County.

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

Lat:   34.7856°   (34° 47' 8")

Lon:   -91.4679°   (-91° 28' 4")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery.

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


 

  Oakland Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Brinkley   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Carlisle   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Located in Lonoke County
 
Clarendon   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Located in Monroe County
 
Cotton Plant   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Located in Woodruff County
 
Des Arc   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Hazen   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Stuttgart   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Located in Arkansas County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Oakland Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Prairie County.

Biscoe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Czech National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Hazen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Oakland Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #54281<4>
 
Hazen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakland Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakland Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Oakland Cemetery.

Biscoe   [Map]Fargo   [Map]Preston Ferry   [Map]
Brinkley   [Map]Fredonia   [Map]Roe   [Map]
Carlisle   [Map]Hazen   [Map]Sand Hill   [Map]
Casscoe   [Map]Hickory Plains   [Map]Screeton   [Map]
Clarendon   [Map]Holly Grove   [Map]Stuttgart   [Map]
Cotton Plant   [Map]Little Dixie   [Map]Tollville   [Map]
De Valls Bluff   [Map]Monroe   [Map]Ulm   [Map]
Des Arc   [Map]Parkers Corner   [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 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 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 Oakland Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Prairie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #52966   (Name of Record: Oakland Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Prairie
Lat: 34.7856495     Lon: -91.4679076   [Map]
Elev: 62         Map Name: De Valls Bluff

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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: 34.7856, Longitude: -91.4679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oakland Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Oakland 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 things 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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