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The location of Washington Twp. Cemetery









A visit to the Washington Township Cemetery ...

The location of the Washington Twp. 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 Washington Twp. Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Washington Twp. Cemetery

Lat:   41.7305°   (41° 43' 49")

Lon:   -95.4869°   (-95° 29' 12")

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

Washington Twp. Cemetery is located in Shelby County.

The county seat for Shelby County is located in Harlan. Harlan lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the Southeast of the Washington Twp. Cemetery [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Washington Twp. Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Cass Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Chambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Cowan - Pardee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Doyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Ellison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Gallands Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Grove Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Harlan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #332308<3>
 
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
LDS Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Lincoln Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Mefferd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
St. Boniface Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Union Twp. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Washington Twp. Cemetery.

Arion   [Map]     Logan   [Map]    
Avoca   [Map]     Manilla   [Map]    
Buck Grove   [Map]     Minden   [Map]    
Corley   [Map]     Panama   [Map]    
Defiance   [Map]     Persia   [Map]    
Dow City   [Map]     Portsmouth   [Map]    
Dunlap   [Map]     Shelby   [Map]    
Earling   [Map]     Tennant   [Map]    
Harlan   [Map]     Westphalia   [Map]    
Irwin   [Map]     Woodbine   [Map]    
Kirkman   [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 Washington Twp. Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Shelby County.

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

Avoca   [Map]
 - Located in Pottawattamie County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Denison   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Dow City   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Dunlap   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Harlan   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Irwin   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Logan   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Neola   [Map]
 - Located in Pottawattamie County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Shelby   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Washington Twp. Cemetery
 
Woodbine   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Washington Twp. 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 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 Washington Twp. Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Audubon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guthrie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ida County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mills County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monona County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pottawattamie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sac County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Woodbury County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Burt County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Douglas County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sarpy County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #463296   (Name of Record: Washington Township Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Shelby
Lat: 41.7305435     Lon: -95.4869465   [Map]
Elev: 405         Map Name: Panama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Shelby County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelby County: www.shco.org/

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' (or 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 Washington Twp. Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7305, Longitude: -95.4869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Washington Twp. 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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