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The location of Oliphant Cemetery









A visit to the Oliphant Cemetery ...

The location of the Oliphant 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 Oliphant Cemetery ...

The Oliphant Cemetery is located in Linn County.

The county seat for Linn County is located in Cedar Rapids. Cedar Rapids lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Oliphant Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   42.1336°   (42° 8' 0")

Lon:   -91.7241°   (-91° 43' 26")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Oliphant Cemetery.

Alburnett   [Map]     Newhall   [Map]    
Atkins   [Map]     Palo   [Map]    
Benton City   [Map]     Robins   [Map]    
Bertram   [Map]     Shellsburg   [Map]    
Cedar Hills   [Map]     Springville   [Map]    
Cedar Rapids   [Map]     Squaw Creek Village   [Map]    
Center Point   [Map]     Sunset Village   [Map]    
Central City   [Map]     Toddville   [Map]    
Coggon   [Map]     Troy Mills   [Map]    
Fairfax   [Map]     Urbana   [Map]    
Grand View Village   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
Hiawatha   [Map]     Viola   [Map]    
Lincolnway Village   [Map]     Walker   [Map]    
Marion   [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 Oliphant Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Linn County.

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

Alburnett   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Cedar Rapids   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Center Point   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Central City   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Coggon   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Shellsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Benton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Urbana   [Map]
 - Located in Benton County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Benton County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Oliphant Cemetery
 
Walker   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oliphant 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 Oliphant Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Linn County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bremer 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Delaware County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dubuque County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Grundy County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Iowa County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Johnson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jones County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Poweshiek 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
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Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     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 Linn County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Linn 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 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Oliphant Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alice Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ashlock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]

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

Center Point Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dickenson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95720<3>

Dunkard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Green's Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1310971

McBroom Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Benton County

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

Morrison Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Palo Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Robins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

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

Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Squires Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west southwest (WSW) of the Oliphant Cemetery

Strawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Oliphant Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Oliphant 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 Oliphant Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #459853   (Name of Record: Oliphant Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Linn
Lat: 42.133606     Lon: -91.7240664   [Map]
Elev: 255         Map Name: Lafayette

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.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.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Oliphant Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1336, Longitude: -91.7241     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oliphant 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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