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(Fresno County, California)


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Profile for the Prairie Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Prairie 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 six sections:

The Location of the Prairie Cemetery...

The Prairie Cemetery is located in Fresno County. The county seat for Fresno County is located in Fresno.

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

Lat:   36.6613°   (36° 39' 40")

Lon:   -119.6107°   (-119° 36' 38")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Prairie Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Clovis   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Del Rey   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Dinuba   [Map]
 - Located in Tulare County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Fowler   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Fresno   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Kingsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Laton   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Orange Cove   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Parlier   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Reedley   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Sanger   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Selma   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Sultana   [Map]
 - Located in Tulare County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Traver   [Map]
 - Located in Tulare County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prairie Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Prairie Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Fresno County.

Acres Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Floral Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7971<4>
 
Fowler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7980
 
Mendocino Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
North Selma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8205
 
Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Redbank Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Reedley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8300
 
Sanger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8350
 
Washington Colony Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
West Selma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8436

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Prairie Cemetery.

Bowles   [Map]Fowler   [Map]Parlier   [Map]
Calwa   [Map]Fresno   [Map]Pinedale   [Map]
Caruthers   [Map]Gravesboro   [Map]Reedley   [Map]
Clovis   [Map]Kingsburg   [Map]Sanger   [Map]
Conejo   [Map]London   [Map]Selma   [Map]
Del Rey   [Map]Lone Star   [Map]Tarpey Village   [Map]
Dinuba   [Map]Malaga   [Map]Traver   [Map]
Easton   [Map]Minkler   [Map]West Park   [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 first turn to 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Prairie Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Fresno County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Kings County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madera County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tulare County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #231022   (Name of Record: Prairie Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fresno
Lat: 36.6613393     Lon: -119.6106893   [Map]
Elev: 102         Map Name: Sanger

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fresno County: www.co.fresno.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: 36.6613, Longitude: -119.6107     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Prairie 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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