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The location of Rice Cemetery









A visit to the Rice Cemetery ...

The location of the Rice 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 Rice Cemetery ...

The Rice Cemetery is located in Keokuk County.

The county seat for Keokuk County is located in Sigourney. Sigourney lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Rice Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.3795°   (41° 22' 46")

Lon:   -92.3894°   (-92° 23' 21")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Rice 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 Rice Cemetery.

Aurora   [Map]     Martinsburg   [Map]    
Barnes City   [Map]     Montezuma   [Map]    
Cedar   [Map]     New Sharon   [Map]    
Deep River   [Map]     Oskaloosa   [Map]    
Delta   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Fremont   [Map]     Sigourney   [Map]    
Gibson   [Map]     Thornburg   [Map]    
Hayesville   [Map]     Union Mills   [Map]    
Hedrick   [Map]     University Park   [Map]    
Indianapolis   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Keomah Village   [Map]     What Cheer   [Map]    
Keswick   [Map]     Wright   [Map]    
Lacey   [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 Rice 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 Rice Cemetery.

Barnes City   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Deep River   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Delta   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Fremont   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Hedrick   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Keswick   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Montezuma   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Oskaloosa   [Map]
 - Located in Mahaska County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Rice Cemetery
 
Sigourney   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Rice Cemetery
 
What Cheer   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Rice Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Rice 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry 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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Genealogy
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Jasper County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Johnson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Linn County:     Cyndi's
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lucas County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Polk County:     Cyndi's
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Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
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Tama County:     Cyndi's
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Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
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Wapello County:     Cyndi's
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Warren County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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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 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Rice 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Rice Cemetery

Bedwell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Rice Cemetery

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Rice Cemetery

Friends Cemetery   [Map]

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

Garrett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hewitt Cemetery   [Map]

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

Highland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Rice Cemetery

Humes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Rice Cemetery

Indianapolis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Rice Cemetery

Kensler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Rice Cemetery

McFarlan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Rice Cemetery

Mormon Point Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Old Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Rice Cemetery

St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Rice Cemetery

Sixteen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Rice Cemetery

Springfield Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96407<3>

Tinsley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

Tioga Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Rice Cemetery

Waddell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south (S) of the Rice Cemetery

Wymore Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mahaska County

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Rice 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 Rice Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #460602   (Name of Record: Rice Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Keokuk
Lat: 41.3794526     Lon: -92.389352   [Map]
Elev: 245         Map Name: Gibson

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Iowa

About Keokuk 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 'point-to-point' 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 Rice Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3795, Longitude: -92.3894     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Rice 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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