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The location of East Cemetery









A visit to the East Cemetery ...

The location of the East 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 East Cemetery ...

The East Cemetery is located in Keokuk County.

The county seat for Keokuk County is located in Sigourney. Sigourney lies just to the north of the East Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.2583°   (41° 15' 29")

Lon:   -92.1918°   (-92° 11' 30")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the East Cemetery.

Abingdon   [Map]     Martinsburg   [Map]    
Aurora   [Map]     Ollie   [Map]    
Competine   [Map]     Packwood   [Map]    
Delta   [Map]     Pekin   [Map]    
Fremont   [Map]     Richland   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Hayesville   [Map]     Rubio   [Map]    
Hedrick   [Map]     Sigourney   [Map]    
Indianapolis   [Map]     South English   [Map]    
Keota   [Map]     Thornburg   [Map]    
Keswick   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Linby   [Map]     What Cheer   [Map]    
Maharishi Vedic City   [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 East Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Keokuk County.

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

Delta   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the East Cemetery
 
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the East Cemetery
 
Hedrick   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the East Cemetery
 
Keota   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the East Cemetery
 
Keswick   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the East Cemetery
 
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the East Cemetery
 
Richland   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the East Cemetery
 
Sigourney   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the East Cemetery
 
South English   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the East Cemetery
 
What Cheer   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the East Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy 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 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 East Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Keokuk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Clark County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Schuyler County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scotland County (MO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Keokuk 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 East Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Abel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Altman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast (SE) of the East Cemetery

Baden Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast (NE) of the East Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the East Cemetery

Bethel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the East Cemetery

Brater Cemetery   [Map]

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

Center Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the East Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the East Cemetery

Conner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the East Cemetery

County Home Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the East Cemetery

Doggett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the East Cemetery

Garibaldi Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the East Cemetery

Garrett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the East Cemetery

Halferty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the East Cemetery

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the East Cemetery

Kensler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Knox Cemetery   [Map]

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

Martinsburg Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Wapello County

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

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the East Cemetery

Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the East Cemetery

Ollie Brethren Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ollie Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the East Cemetery

Pennington Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northwest (NNW) of the East Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the East Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95821<3>

Rayburn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the East Cemetery

Reed Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east (E) of the East Cemetery

Rock Creek Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the East Cemetery

Sigourney East Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the East Cemetery

Skinner - McConnell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the East Cemetery

Stoermer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Trueblood Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the East Cemetery

Van Orsdall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the East Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96564

Walton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the East Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the East 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 East Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1976297   (Name of Record: East Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Keokuk
Lat: 41.2583461     Lon: -92.1918475   [Map]
Elev: 222         Map Name: Sigourney

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the East Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2583, Longitude: -92.1918     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the East 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.




 

 

 

 

 


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