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The location of Memorial Park









A visit to the Memorial Park ...

The location of the Memorial Park 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 Memorial Park ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Memorial Park

Lat:   41.2644°   (41° 15' 51")

Lon:   -95.8264°   (-95° 49' 35")

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

Memorial Park is located in Pottawattamie County.

The county seat for Pottawattamie County is located in Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs lies just to the Southwest of the Memorial Park [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bellevue Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Sarpy County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100371<3>
 
Bohemian Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100413
 
Crescent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Downsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park
 
Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94696
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100643
 
Garner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Golden Hill Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100680
 
Graceland Park Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100688
 
Graybill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Memorial Park
 
Hardin Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memorial Park
 
Hardin Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memorial Park
 
Hazel Dell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Memorial Park
 
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100792
 
Keg Creek Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95212
 
Laurel Hill Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100886
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 
Lewis Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95281
 
Mormon Pioneer Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2291793
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 
Pleasant Hill Jewish Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101153
 
Plumer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 
Pottawattamie County Home Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Memorial Park
 
Potters Field (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #277982
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101200
 
Saar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 
St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 
St. Columbanus Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park
 
St. Johns Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Sarpy County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101303
 
St. Mary Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101352
 
St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101342
 
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Memorial Park
 
St. Paul's Evangelical Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2256269
 
West Lawn Cemetery (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Westlawn - Hillcrest Memorial Park (NE)   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101611
 
Weston St. Columbanus Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1991112

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Memorial Park.

Bellevue (NE)   [Map]     McClelland   [Map]    
Boys Town (NE)   [Map]     Mineola   [Map]    
Carter Lake   [Map]     Neola   [Map]    
Council Bluffs   [Map]     Omaha (NE)   [Map]    
Crescent   [Map]     Pacific City   [Map]    
Fort Calhoun (NE)   [Map]     Papillion (NE)   [Map]    
Glenwood   [Map]     Ralston (NE)   [Map]    
Home Park (NE)   [Map]     Richfield (NE)   [Map]    
Honey Creek   [Map]     Silver City   [Map]    
La Platte (NE)   [Map]     Treynor   [Map]    
La Vista (NE)   [Map]     Underwood   [Map]    
Loveland   [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 Memorial Park. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Pottawattamie County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Memorial Park.

Bellevue   [Map]
 - Located in Sarpy County (NE)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Boys Town   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 
Council Bluffs   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Memorial Park
 
Fort Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (NE)
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Memorial Park
 
Glenwood   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Memorial Park
 
Millard   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Neola   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park
 
Omaha   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Memorial Park
 
Pacific City   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Memorial Park
 
Pacific Junction   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of the Memorial Park
 
Papillion   [Map]
 - Located in Sarpy County (NE)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Ralston   [Map]
 - Located in Douglas County (NE)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Memorial Park
 
Silver City   [Map]
 - Located in Mills County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Memorial Park
 
Underwood   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Memorial Park

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Memorial Park:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pottawattamie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon County:     Cyndi's
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Cass County:     Cyndi's
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Crawford County:     Cyndi's
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Fremont County:     Cyndi's
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Harrison County:     Cyndi's
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Mills County:     Cyndi's
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Monona County:     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Page County:     Cyndi's
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Shelby County:     Cyndi's
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Lancaster County (NE):     Cyndi's
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Otoe County (NE):     Cyndi's
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Sarpy County (NE):     Cyndi's
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Saunders County (NE):     Cyndi's
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Washington County (NE):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Memorial Park ...

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 Memorial Park.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #458972   (Name of Record: Memorial Park Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pottawattamie
Lat: 41.2644424     Lon: -95.8264   [Map]
Elev: 371         Map Name: Council Bluffs North

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Pottawattamie County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pottawattamie County: www.pottcounty.com/

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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Memorial Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2644, Longitude: -95.8264     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Memorial Park 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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