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A visit to the Mountain View Cemetery ...



Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Mountain View Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave <1> website: The Mountain View Cemetery (FG ID #731457)

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 Mountain View Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Mountain View Cemetery

Lat:   39.6707°   (39° 40' 14")

Lon:   -120.2471°   (-120° 14' 49")

The Mountain View Cemetery is located in Sierra County<2>.

The county seat for Sierra County is located in Downieville. Downieville lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Mountain View Cemetery .

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Mountain View Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to California:
  • Pages specific to Sierra 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 Mountain View 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 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> of the Mountain View Cemetery.

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

    • Loyalton
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Sierraville
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Vinton
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Sattley
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Chilcoot - Vinton
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilcoot - Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilcoot - Vinton
      • Chilcoot - Vinton is located in Plumas County
    • Chilcoot
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Calpine
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Beckwourth
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Border Town
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border Town
      • Border Town is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Cold Springs
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
      • Cold Springs is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Portola
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Iron Horse
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Horse
      • Iron Horse is located in Plumas County
    • Continue List   (13 more) ...
      • Copperfield ‑ Historic
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperfield
        • Copperfield is located in Washoe County (NV)
      • Delleker
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delleker
        • Delleker is located in Plumas County
      • Whitehawk
        (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehawk have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehawk
        • Whitehawk is located in Plumas County
      • Verdi
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Valley Ranch
        (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ranch
        • Valley Ranch is located in Plumas County
      • Verdi - Mogul
        (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
        • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Verdi - Mogul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdi - Mogul
        • Verdi - Mogul is located in Washoe County (NV)
      • Lake Davis
        (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Davis
        • Lake Davis is located in Plumas County
      • C-Road
        (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for C-Road
        • C-Road is located in Plumas County
      • Clio
        (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
      • Mohawk Vista
        (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk Vista
        • Mohawk Vista is located in Plumas County
      • Mystic ‑ Historic
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mystic
        • Mystic is located in Nevada County
      • Mogul
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogul
        • Mogul is located in Washoe County (NV)
      • Graeagle
        (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)

    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 Mountain View Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Sierra County.

    More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Mountain View Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    • Loyalton
    • Portola

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 20 that are within 25 miles [40.2 km] of the Mountain View Cemetery.<7>

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

    • Westside - Sharkey Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • The Westside - Sharkey Cemetery is located in Plumas County
      • The Westside - Sharkey Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Sharkey Cemetery
      • Westside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westside - Sharkey Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8438 <1>
    • Sattley Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Sierraville Cemetery
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Chilcoot Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Vinton Cemetery
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Whispering Pines Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Shady Grove Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • The Shady Grove Cemetery is located in Plumas County
      • The Shady Grove Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Portola Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shady Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #8364 <1>
    • Crystal Peak Cemetery
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • The Crystal Peak Cemetery is located in Washoe County (NV)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Crystal Peak Cemetery is located in Verdi (NV).
      • The Crystal Peak Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Verdi Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crystal Peak Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2166367 <1>
    • Sierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
      • The Sierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery is located in Washoe County (NV)
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Sierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Reno (NV).
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2158434 <1>
    • Mohawk Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
    • Sierra City Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sierra City Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • The Sierra City Cemetery is located in Sierra County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Sierra City Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Sierra City.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sierra City Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2276304 <1>
    • Truckee Cemetery
      (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Truckee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Truckee Cemetery is located in Nevada County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Truckee Cemetery
    • Continue List   (8 more) ...
      • Mountain View Cemetery
        (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Masonic Memorial Gardens
        (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
        (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
        • The Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery is located in Washoe County (NV)
        • To give a relative sense of its location, the Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the northwest of Reno (NV).
        • The Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery has also been known as:
        • Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery
        • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2147642 <1>
      • Johnsville Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Hillside Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Knights of Pythias Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
      • Hebrew Cemetery
        (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)

    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 Mountain View Cemetery:

    The official website for Sierra County: www.sierracounty.ws/

    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 Sierra, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>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 Mountain View Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6707, Longitude: -120.2471    
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>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.
    <6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
    <7>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.









 

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