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The location of McDowell Cemetery









A visit to the McDowell Cemetery ...

The location of the McDowell 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 McDowell Cemetery ...

The McDowell Cemetery is located in Jefferson County.

The county seat for Jefferson County is located in Fairfield. Fairfield lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of the McDowell Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.1381°   (41° 8' 17")

Lon:   -91.9463°   (-91° 56' 46")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the McDowell 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] of the McDowell Cemetery.

Abingdon   [Map]     Maharishi Vedic City   [Map]    
Batavia   [Map]     Martinsburg   [Map]    
Birmingham   [Map]     Ollie   [Map]    
Brighton   [Map]     Packwood   [Map]    
Competine   [Map]     Pekin   [Map]    
Coppock   [Map]     Pleasant Plain   [Map]    
Fairfield   [Map]     Richland   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     Rome   [Map]    
Hayesville   [Map]     Rubio   [Map]    
Keota   [Map]     Washington   [Map]    
Libertyville   [Map]     Wayland   [Map]    
Linby   [Map]     West Chester   [Map]    
Lockridge   [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 McDowell Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jefferson County.

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

Batavia   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located in Van Buren County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Fairfield   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Keota   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Lockridge   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Pleasant Plain   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Richland   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
Wayland   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of the McDowell Cemetery
 
West Chester   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 McDowell Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar 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

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa 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
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek 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

 
Hancock County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Clark County (MO):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Schuyler County (MO):     Cyndi's
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Family
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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 Jefferson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Jefferson 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 Iowa

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the McDowell Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Altman Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Ann Gowey Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Blue Point Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the McDowell Cemetery

Brooks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the McDowell Cemetery

Chilcott Cemetery   [Map]

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

Clay Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Courtney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the McDowell Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #195639<3>

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

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

Friends Cemetery   [Map]

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

Friends Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Halferty Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the McDowell Cemetery

Highland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

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

Lower Richwoods Cemetery   [Map]

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

Moorman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the McDowell Cemetery

Moyer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

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

Ollie Brethren Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Perlee Cemetery   [Map]

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

Polishville Cemetery   [Map]

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

Prairie Center Cemetery   [Map]

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

Reed Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Rocky Run Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]

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

Salina Cemetery   [Map]

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

Summit Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the McDowell Cemetery

Switzer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Upper Richwoods Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Walnut Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the McDowell Cemetery

Westenhaver Family Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Oak Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Washington County

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the McDowell 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 McDowell Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #458879   (Name of Record: McDowell Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 41.1380725     Lon: -91.9462846   [Map]
Elev: 224         Map Name: Richland

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Jefferson County

About Iowa

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 McDowell Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1381, Longitude: -91.9463     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the McDowell 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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