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The location of Merritt Cemetery









A visit to the Merritt Cemetery ...

The location of the Merritt 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 Merritt Cemetery ...

The Merritt Cemetery is located in Jones County.

The county seat for Jones County is located in Anamosa. Anamosa lies just to the northwest of the Merritt Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   42.0286°   (42° 1' 42")

Lon:   -91.1738°   (-91° 10' 25")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Merritt Cemetery.

Amber   [Map]     Morley   [Map]    
Anamosa   [Map]     Mount Vernon   [Map]    
Center Junction   [Map]     Olin   [Map]    
Clarence   [Map]     Onslow   [Map]    
Fairview   [Map]     Oxford Junction   [Map]    
Langworthy   [Map]     Oxford Mills   [Map]    
Lisbon   [Map]     Springville   [Map]    
Martelle   [Map]     Stanwood   [Map]    
Mechanicsville   [Map]     Stone City   [Map]    
Monmouth   [Map]     Viola   [Map]    
Monticello   [Map]     Wyoming   [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 Merritt Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jones County.

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

Anamosa   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Lowden   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Mechanicsville   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Monmouth   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Monticello   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Olin   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Stanwood   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Merritt Cemetery
 
Wyoming   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Merritt 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 professional and volunteer 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 Merritt Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jones County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clayton 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
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dubuque County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa 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

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jo Daviess County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County (WI):     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 Jones County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Jones 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 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Merritt Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Jones County.

Amber Cemetery   [Map]

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

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

Center Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Merritt Cemetery

Edinburg Cemetery   [Map]

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

Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Merritt Cemetery

Glenn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east northeast (ENE) of the Merritt Cemetery

Grafft Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Merritt Cemetery

Green Center Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Merritt Cemetery

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hazel Green Cemetery   [Map]

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

Highland Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Merritt Cemetery

Madison Center Cemetery   [Map]

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

Madison Village Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Merritt Cemetery

Mann Cemetery   [Map]

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

Midland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Merritt Cemetery

North Madison Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Olin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95726<3>

Piper - Kohl Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Merritt Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Merritt Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Merritt Cemetery

Spade Cemetery   [Map]

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

Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Oak Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Merritt Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Merritt 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 Merritt Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #459008   (Name of Record: Merritt Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jones
Lat: 42.028621     Lon: -91.1737683   [Map]
Elev: 239         Map Name: Morley

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jones County: www.co.jones.ia.us/

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 '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 Merritt Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0286, Longitude: -91.1738     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Merritt 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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