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The location of Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery









A visit to the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery ...

The location of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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 Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery ...

The Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery is located in Sonoma County. The county seat for Sonoma County is located in Santa Rosa.

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

Lat:   38.5405°   (38° 32' 25")

Lon:   -123.2861°   (-123° 17' 9")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Sonoma County.

Annapolis Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2245348<3>
 
Benitz Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Seaview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Stewarts Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Sugarloaf Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery.

Annapolis   [Map]     Guerneville   [Map]    
Bodega Bay   [Map]     Jenner   [Map]    
Bodega   [Map]     Monte Rio   [Map]    
Camp Meeker   [Map]     Occidental   [Map]    
Carmet   [Map]     Rio Nido   [Map]    
Cazadero   [Map]     Salmon Creek   [Map]    
Duncans Mills   [Map]     Sea Ranch   [Map]    
Forestville   [Map]     Stewarts Point   [Map]    
Fort Ross   [Map]     Villa Grande   [Map]    
Gualala   [Map]      

For the full list with details, please visit our 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 Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Sonoma County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery.

Bodega Bay   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Geyserville   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Gualala   [Map]
 - Located in Mendocino County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Guerneville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Healdsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Monte Rio   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery
 
Occidental   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 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 Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Sonoma County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mendocino County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Napa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1989449   (Name of Record: Ruoff-Thomas Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Sonoma
Lat: 38.5404686     Lon: -123.2861193   [Map]
Elev: 15         Map Name: Plantation

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>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 Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5405, Longitude: -123.2861     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ruoff - Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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