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Profile for the Military Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Military 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 Military Cemetery...

The Military Cemetery is located in Solano County. The county seat for Solano County is located in Fairfield.

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

Lat:   38.0510°   (38° 3' 3")

Lon:   -122.1425°   (-122° 8' 32")

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

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


 

  Military Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Benicia   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Military Cemetery
 
Concord   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Crockett   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Lafayette   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Martinez   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Pinole   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Port Chicago - Historic   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Vallejo   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Military Cemetery
 
Walnut Creek   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Military Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alhambra Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Carquinez Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Military Cemetery
 
Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Oakmont Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Old Hillside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Military Cemetery
 
Queen of Haven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
Queen of Heaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
St. Stephen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Military Cemetery
 - Located in Contra Costa County
 
St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Military Cemetery
 
Sunrise Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Military Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8391<4>
 
Water Front Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Military Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Military Cemetery.

American Canyon   [Map]Hercules   [Map]Port Costa   [Map]
Bay Point   [Map]Lafayette   [Map]Rodeo   [Map]
Bayview   [Map]Mare Island   [Map]Rollingwood   [Map]
Benicia   [Map]Martinez   [Map]Tara Hills   [Map]
Clyde   [Map]Mountain View   [Map]Vallejo   [Map]
Concord   [Map]Orinda Village   [Map]Vine Hill   [Map]
Crockett   [Map]Pacheco   [Map]Waldon   [Map]
East Richmond Heights   [Map]Pinole   [Map]Walnut Creek   [Map]
El Sobrante   [Map]Pleasant Hill   [Map]West Pittsburg   [Map]
Guadalcanal Village   [Map]Port Chicago   [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 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 Military Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Solano County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alameda County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Contra Costa 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    
Sonoma 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 Solano County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for California
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for California
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of California,     of Solano 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 Military 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 Military Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1800174   (Name of Record: Military Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Solano
Lat: 38.0510316     Lon: -122.1424661   [Map]
Elev: 32         Map Name: Benicia

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Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Solano County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Solano County: www.co.solano.ca.us/

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



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: 38.0510, Longitude: -122.1425     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Military Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Military 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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