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The location of Ridgewood Cemetery









A visit to the Ridgewood Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Ridgewood Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Ridgewood Cemetery (FAG ID #95947)

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 Ridgewood Cemetery ...

The Ridgewood Cemetery is located in Johnson County.

The county seat for Johnson County is located in Iowa City. Iowa City lies just to the south southeast of the Ridgewood Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.7699°   (41° 46' 11")

Lon:   -91.6042°   (-91° 36' 15")

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Amana   [Map]     Mount Vernon   [Map]    
Bertram   [Map]     North Liberty   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Oakdale   [Map]    
Cedar Hills   [Map]     Oasis   [Map]    
Cedar Rapids   [Map]     Oxford   [Map]    
Coralville   [Map]     Shueyville   [Map]    
Ely   [Map]     Solon   [Map]    
Fairfax   [Map]     Swisher   [Map]    
Grand View Village   [Map]     Tiffin   [Map]    
Hills   [Map]     University Heights   [Map]    
Homestead   [Map]     Walford   [Map]    
Iowa City   [Map]     West Branch   [Map]    
Lincolnway Village   [Map]     Williamstown   [Map]    
Lisbon   [Map]     Windham   [Map]    
Middle Amana   [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 Ridgewood Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Johnson County.

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

Amana   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Cedar Rapids   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Coralville   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Hills   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Iowa City   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Mount Vernon   [Map]
 - Located in Linn County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
Solon   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery
 
West Branch   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ridgewood 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 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 - 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 Ridgewood Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Black Hawk County:     Cyndi's
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Buchanan County:     Cyndi's
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Cedar County:     Cyndi's
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Clinton County:     Cyndi's
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Delaware County:     Cyndi's
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Dubuque County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Iowa County:     Cyndi's
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Jones County:     Cyndi's
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Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
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Linn County:     Cyndi's
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
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Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
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Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Tama County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Johnson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   The Ridgewood Cemetery (FAG ID #95947)
 
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 37 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Ridgewood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Agudas Achim Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94148

Alt Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2140588

Anderson Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94166

Blain Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94280

Buresh Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Linn County

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

Castek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94426

Dupont Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94616

Facklers Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2201683

Grabin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west (W) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94894

Greencastle Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94940

Handcart Pioneer Burial Ground   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2414882

Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95454

Morman Burying Ground   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Morse Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95504

Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95518

Newport Twp. Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2232576

North Scott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2314811

Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95656

Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2187779

Oakland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95689

Oakland Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95677

Oxford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95761

Rogers Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Linn County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96123

St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2445943

St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2195834

St. Mary's Newport Catholic Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2429528

St. Peter & Pauls Catholic Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2260687

Shueyville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96338

Sulek Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2196574

Summerhays Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sutliff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96457

Truhlar Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Linn County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Unity Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2225584

Welsh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south (S) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2163242

Western Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Linn County

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

Williams Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Linn County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north (N) of the Ridgewood Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Ridgewood Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Ridgewood Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Ridgewood Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Ridgewood Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #460632   (Name of Record: Ridgewood Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Johnson
Lat: 41.7700126     Lon: -91.6037837   [Map]
Elev: 258         Map Name: Ely

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #95947

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnson County: www.johnson-county.com/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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 Ridgewood Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7699, Longitude: -91.6042     [Map].

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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