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The location of Highland Cemetery









A visit to the Highland Cemetery ...

The location of the Highland 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 Highland Cemetery ...

The Highland Cemetery is located in Keokuk County.

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

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

Lat:   41.3936°   (41° 23' 36")

Lon:   -92.3410°   (-92° 20' 27")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Highland Cemetery.

Aurora   [Map]     Keswick   [Map]    
Barnes City   [Map]     Lacey   [Map]    
Cedar   [Map]     Martinsburg   [Map]    
Deep River   [Map]     Millersburg   [Map]    
Delta   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Fremont   [Map]     Sigourney   [Map]    
Gibson   [Map]     South English   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     Thornburg   [Map]    
Hayesville   [Map]     Union Mills   [Map]    
Hedrick   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Indianapolis   [Map]     What Cheer   [Map]    
Keomah Village   [Map]     Wright   [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 Highland 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 Highland Cemetery.

Barnes City   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Deep River   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Delta   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Hedrick   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Keswick   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Montezuma   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Highland Cemetery
 
North English   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highland Cemetery
 
Sigourney   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Highland Cemetery
 
South English   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Highland Cemetery
 
What Cheer   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Highland Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Highland 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

 
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

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lucas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
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 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Highland Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bailey Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bedwell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Highland Cemetery

Friends Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Highland Cemetery

Garrett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Highland Cemetery

Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Highland Cemetery

Humes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Highland Cemetery

Indianapolis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Highland Cemetery

Kensler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Highland Cemetery

Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Highland Cemetery

McFarlan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Highland Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Highland Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95821<3>

Rice Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Highland Cemetery

Sixteen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Highland Cemetery

Springfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Highland Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96407

Tinsley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Highland Cemetery

Tioga Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Waddell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Highland Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Highland 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 Highland Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #457457   (Name of Record: Highland Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Keokuk
Lat: 41.3936196     Lon: -92.3410174   [Map]
Elev: 247         Map Name: What Cheer

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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Highland Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3936, Longitude: -92.3410     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Highland 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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