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Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Ft. Bidwell Cemetery (FG ID #253437)

Note: We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery

Lat:   41.8633°   (41° 51' 47")

Lon:   -120.1616°   (-120° 9' 41")

The cemetery is located in Modoc County<2>.

As an estimate, the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Fort Bidwell.

The county seat for Modoc County is located in Alturas. Alturas lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southwest of the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery .

Name Variations for Ft. Bidwell Cemetery ...

When doing your research, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations.

Ft. Bidwell Cemetery has also been known as:

  • Surprise Valley Fort Bidwell Cemetery

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to California:
  • Pages specific to Modoc County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 9 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Ft. Bidwell Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Fort Bidwell
      (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • New Pine Creek
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • New Pine Creek
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Pine Creek
      • New Pine Creek is located in Modoc County
    • Fairport
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairport
      • Fairport is located in Modoc County
    • Davis Creek
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Lake City
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Cedarville
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Lakeview
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Adel
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Ft. Bidwell Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Modoc County.

    More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Ft. Bidwell Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 11 that are within 28 miles [45.1 km] of the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Ft. Bidwell Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Willow Ranch Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • New Pine Creek Cemetery
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Pine Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The New Pine Creek Cemetery is located in Lake County (OR)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Pine Creek Cemetery
    • Davis Creek Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Lake City Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Indian Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Cedarville Cemetery
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • IOOF Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The IOOF Cemetery is located in Lake County (OR)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Sunset Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Sunset Cemetery is located in Lake County (OR)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
    • Sunset Park Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • The Sunset Park Cemetery is located in Lake County (OR)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Sunset Park Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Lakeview (OR).
      • The Sunset Park Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lakeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Park Cemetery
    • West Side Cemetery
      (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The West Side Cemetery is located in Lake County (OR)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Side Cemetery
    • Alturas Indian Cemetery
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)

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

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Ft. Bidwell Cemetery:

    The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

    Footnotes ...

    <1>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.
    <2>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Modoc, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Ft. Bidwell Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8633, Longitude: -120.1616    
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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