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The location of Downey Cemetery









A visit to the Downey Cemetery ...

The location of the Downey 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 Downey Cemetery ...

The Downey Cemetery is located in Cedar County.

The county seat for Cedar County is located in Tipton. Tipton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Downey Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.6120°   (41° 36' 43")

Lon:   -91.3185°   (-91° 19' 6")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Downey Cemetery.

Atalissa   [Map]     Nichols   [Map]    
Buchanan   [Map]     Oakdale   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Oasis   [Map]    
Cedar Valley   [Map]     Riverside   [Map]    
Centerdale   [Map]     Rochester   [Map]    
Conesville   [Map]     Solon   [Map]    
Coralville   [Map]     South Towne Park   [Map]    
Downey   [Map]     Springdale   [Map]    
Hills   [Map]     Tipton   [Map]    
Iowa City   [Map]     University Heights   [Map]    
Lime City   [Map]     West Branch   [Map]    
Lone Tree   [Map]     West Liberty   [Map]    
Moscow   [Map]     Wilton   [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 Downey Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Cedar County.

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

Coralville   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Hills   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Iowa City   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Lone Tree   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Nichols   [Map]
 - Located in Muscatine County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Rochester   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Solon   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Tipton   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Downey Cemetery
 
West Branch   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Downey Cemetery
 
West Liberty   [Map]
 - Located in Muscatine County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Downey Cemetery
 
Wilton   [Map]
 - Located in Muscatine County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Downey Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Downey Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Cedar County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dubuque County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Iowa County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Johnson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Jones County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Linn County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Henderson County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Henry County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

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 Iowa

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Downey Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Downey Cemetery

Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Downey Cemetery

Chamness Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Downey Cemetery

Dunfee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Downey Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94740<3>

Gray's Ford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Downey Cemetery

Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Downey Cemetery

Honey Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Downey Cemetery

Howard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Downey Cemetery

Lenz Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Downey Cemetery

Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #300391

Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Downey Cemetery

Mathews Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Downey Cemetery

Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95454

Molback Farm Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2401719

Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Downey Cemetery

Nichols Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Downey Cemetery

North Liberty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Downey Cemetery

North Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Downey Cemetery

North Scott Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2314811

Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Downey Cemetery

Oasis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95708

Old Friends Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Downey Cemetery

Overman Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Downey Cemetery

Pee Dee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Downey Cemetery

St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Downey Cemetery

South Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Downey Cemetery

Springdale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Downey Cemetery

Thompson - Cherry Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2285295

Timberlake Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Downey Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96488

Trowbridge - Lenz Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Downey Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2461939

Weiss Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Muscatine County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Downey Cemetery

West Branch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Downey Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Downey 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 Downey Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #455975   (Name of Record: Downey Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Cedar
Lat: 41.6119658     Lon: -91.3184942   [Map]
Elev: 224         Map Name: West Liberty

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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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Downey Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6120, Longitude: -91.3185     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Downey Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<4>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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