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Holy Cross Cemetery
(Contra Costa County, California)


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Profile for the Holy Cross Cemetery ...

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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 Holy Cross Cemetery...

The Holy Cross Cemetery is located in Contra Costa County. The county seat for Contra Costa County is located in Martinez.

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

Lat:   38.0059°   (38° 0' 21")

Lon:   -121.7748°   (-121° 46' 29")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Holy Cross Cemetery.

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


 

  Holy Cross Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Holy Cross Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Contra Costa County.

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

Antioch   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the West (W) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Bethel Island   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Byron   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Concord   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Isleton   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 - Located in Sacramento County
 
Oakley   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Pittsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Port Chicago - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Rio Vista   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 - Located in Solano County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Holy Cross Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Contra Costa County.

Byron Brentwood Knightson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Oakmont Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Queen of Haven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Queen of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery
 
St. Stephen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Holy Cross Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Holy Cross Cemetery.

Antioch   [Map]Clayton   [Map]Marsh Creek Springs   [Map]
Bay Point   [Map]Clyde   [Map]Oakley   [Map]
Bethel Island   [Map]Concord   [Map]Pittsburg   [Map]
Birds Landing   [Map]Diablo   [Map]Port Chicago   [Map]
Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara   [Map]Discovery Bay   [Map]Rio Vista   [Map]
Blackhawk   [Map]Empire   [Map]Rock City   [Map]
Brentwood   [Map]Isleton   [Map]West Pittsburg   [Map]
Byron   [Map]Knightsen   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Holy Cross Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Contra Costa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alameda County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calaveras County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Napa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sacramento County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Francisco County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Joaquin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
San Mateo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Clara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Solano County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sonoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stanislaus County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yolo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Holy Cross 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 Holy Cross Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #225457   (Name of Record: Holly Cross Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Contra Costa
Lat: 38.0057548     Lon: -121.7743992   [Map]
Elev: 14         Map Name: Antioch North

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Contra Costa County: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Holy Cross Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0059, Longitude: -121.7748     [Map].

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