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The location of Pierce Cemetery









A visit to the Pierce Cemetery ...

The location of the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery ...

The Pierce Cemetery is located in Lawrence County. The county seat for Lawrence County is located in Walnut Ridge.

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

Lat:   36.1048°   (36° 6' 17")

Lon:   -90.9665°   (-90° 57' 59")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Austin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Crossroad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Duty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #53753<3>
 
Frye Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Kissee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Lawrence Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Portia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Reeves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Snow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Walnut Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Westphal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery.

Alicia   [Map]     Minturn   [Map]    
Biggers   [Map]     O'Kean   [Map]    
Black Rock   [Map]     Pocahontas   [Map]    
Bono   [Map]     Portia   [Map]    
College City   [Map]     Powhatan   [Map]    
Delaplaine   [Map]     Ravenden   [Map]    
Egypt   [Map]     Sedgwick   [Map]    
Hoxie   [Map]     Smithville   [Map]    
Imboden   [Map]     Walcott   [Map]    
Light   [Map]     Walnut Ridge   [Map]    
Lynn   [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 Pierce Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Lawrence County.

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

Imboden   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Pocahontas   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Portia   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Powhatan   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Ravenden Springs   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Ravenden   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Swifton   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Walnut Ridge   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pierce Cemetery

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 helpful 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 Pierce Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Lawrence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross 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    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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      
Ripley County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #53353   (Name of Record: Pierce Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lawrence
Lat: 36.1047918     Lon: -90.9665096   [Map]
Elev: 80         Map Name: Walnut Ridge

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Lawrence 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 things 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 Pierce Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1048, Longitude: -90.9665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pierce 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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