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Woodlawn Cemetery
(San Mateo County, California)


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Profile for the Woodlawn Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Woodlawn 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 Woodlawn Cemetery...

The Woodlawn Cemetery is located in San Mateo County. The county seat for San Mateo County is located in Redwood City.

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

Lat:   37.6794°   (37° 40' 45")

Lon:   -122.4672°   (-122° 28' 1")

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

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


 

  Woodlawn Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Brisbane   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Burlingame   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Colma   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Daly City   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Millbrae   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Montara   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Pacifica   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
San Bruno   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
San Francisco   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Located in San Francisco County
 
San Mateo   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Sausalito   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Located in Marin County
 
South San Francisco   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Woodlawn Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Golden Gate National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #8038<4>
 
Hoy Sun Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
Orange Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 
San Francisco National Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Located in San Francisco County
 
Yerba Buena Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Woodlawn Cemetery
 - Located in San Francisco County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Woodlawn Cemetery.

Amanico Ergina Village   [Map]Doelger City   [Map]Moss Beach   [Map]
Brisbane   [Map]Fairway Park   [Map]Pacifica   [Map]
Broadmoor Village   [Map]Friendship Village   [Map]San Bruno   [Map]
Broadmoor   [Map]Golden Gate Heights   [Map]San Francisco   [Map]
Burlingame   [Map]Hillsborough   [Map]South San Francisco   [Map]
Colma   [Map]Millbrae   [Map]Stonestown   [Map]
Daly City   [Map]Montara   [Map]Sydney Town   [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 begin 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 - you should note 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 Woodlawn Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to California:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to San Mateo 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    
San Francisco County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Clara County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Santa Cruz 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for California:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #238137   (Name of Record: Woodlawn Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: San Mateo
Lat: 37.6793779     Lon: -122.4671951   [Map]
Elev: 69         Map Name: San Francisco South

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.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: 37.6794, Longitude: -122.4672     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Woodlawn Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Woodlawn 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 that starts in . 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.

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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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This page was last modified: 15 Apr 2018
By John Hall