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The location of Watkins Cemetery









A visit to the Watkins Cemetery ...

The location of the Watkins 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 Watkins Cemetery ...

The Watkins Cemetery is located in Muscatine County.

The county seat for Muscatine County is located in Muscatine. Muscatine lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Watkins Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.4517°   (41° 27' 6")

Lon:   -91.2910°   (-91° 17' 27")

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

Ainsworth   [Map]     Lime City   [Map]    
Atalissa   [Map]     Lone Tree   [Map]    
Centerdale   [Map]     Moscow   [Map]    
Columbus City   [Map]     Muscatine   [Map]    
Columbus Junction   [Map]     Nichols   [Map]    
Conesville   [Map]     Riverside   [Map]    
Cotter   [Map]     Rochester   [Map]    
Downey   [Map]     South Towne Park   [Map]    
Fredonia   [Map]     Springdale   [Map]    
Fruitland   [Map]     West Branch   [Map]    
Grandview   [Map]     West Liberty   [Map]    
Hills   [Map]     Wilton   [Map]    
Letts   [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 Watkins Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Muscatine County.

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

Ainsworth   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Columbus City   [Map]
 - Located in Louisa County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Columbus Junction   [Map]
 - Located in Louisa County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Hills   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Letts   [Map]
 - Located in Louisa County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Lone Tree   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Muscatine   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Nichols   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Rochester   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
West Branch   [Map]
 - Located in Cedar County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
West Liberty   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Watkins Cemetery
 
Wilton   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Watkins 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 - 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 Watkins Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Muscatine County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clinton County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Iowa County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Johnson County:     Cyndi's
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Jones County:     Cyndi's
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Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
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Lee County:     Cyndi's
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Linn County:     Cyndi's
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Henderson County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Henry County (IL):     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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Warren County (IL):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Muscatine County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Muscatine 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 41 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Watkins Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ardon Cemetery   [Map]

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

Beauchamp Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Brockway Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

Brockway Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Bullis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

Cedar - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Cedar - Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Conesville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Cranston Cemetery   [Map]

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

Edgington Cemetery   [Map]

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

Estle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Watkins Cemetery

Evans Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west (W) of the Watkins Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94697<3>

Forbes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

Foster Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

High Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

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

Houtz Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Watkins Cemetery

Kiser Cemetery   [Map]

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

Knight Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Lenz Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lettsville Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

A large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #300391

Lone Tree Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]

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

Nichols Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Watkins Cemetery

Nicholson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

North Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Watkins Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Watkins Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Oakland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Orono Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Overman Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Watkins Cemetery

St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Watkins Cemetery

Schmeltzer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Smith Family Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

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

South Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

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

Swank Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Johnson County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west (W) of the Watkins Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2150367

Teeters Cemetery   [Map]

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

Timberlake Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96488

Wagner Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Louisa County

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

Weiss Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Watkins Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Watkins 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 Watkins Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #462740   (Name of Record: Watkins Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Muscatine
Lat: 41.4516913     Lon: -91.2909899   [Map]
Elev: 191         Map Name: Nichols

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Muscatine County: www.co.muscatine.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 'straight-line' (or 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 Watkins Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4517, Longitude: -91.2910     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Watkins 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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