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The location of West Chester Cemetery









A visit to the West Chester Cemetery ...

The location of the West Chester 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 West Chester Cemetery ...

The West Chester Cemetery is located in Washington County.

The county seat for Washington County is located in Washington. Washington lies just to the east southeast of the West Chester Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.3522°   (41° 21' 7")

Lon:   -91.8149°   (-91° 48' 53")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the West Chester 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]<2> of the West Chester Cemetery.

Ainsworth   [Map]     Pleasant Plain   [Map]    
Amish   [Map]     Richland   [Map]    
Brighton   [Map]     Riverside   [Map]    
Coppock   [Map]     Rubio   [Map]    
Cotter   [Map]     South English   [Map]    
Crawfordsville   [Map]     Washington   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     Wayland   [Map]    
Kalona   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Keota   [Map]     Wellman   [Map]    
Kinross   [Map]     West Chester   [Map]    
North English   [Map]     Williamstown   [Map]    
Ollie   [Map]     Windham   [Map]    
Parnell   [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 West Chester Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Washington County.

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

Ainsworth   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Brighton   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Crawfordsville   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Kalona   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Keota   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
North English   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Pleasant Plain   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Richland   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
South English   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Wayland   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
Wellman   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the West Chester Cemetery
 
West Chester   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the West Chester 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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 West Chester Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Washington 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

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jones County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Linn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Louisa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Muscatine County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tama County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Van Buren County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wapello County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock Island County (IL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Washington 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 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the West Chester Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Center Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the West Chester Cemetery

County Farm Cemetery   [Map]

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

Craven Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east southeast (ESE) of the West Chester Cemetery

Elm Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94671<3>

Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Keota Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the West Chester Cemetery

Lexington Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the West Chester Cemetery

Middleton Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Haven Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the West Chester Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Philips Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the West Chester Cemetery

Pilot Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the West Chester Cemetery

Pleasant Plain Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the West Chester Cemetery

Roberts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east northeast (ENE) of the West Chester Cemetery

St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

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

Todd Cemetery   [Map]

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

Tyrone Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wellman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Westminister Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the West Chester Cemetery

White Oak Cemetery   [Map]

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

Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the West Chester Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96713

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the West Chester 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 West Chester Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #462836   (Name of Record: West Chester Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 41.3522369     Lon: -91.8148933   [Map]
Elev: 228         Map Name: West Chester

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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.
<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 West Chester Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3522, Longitude: -91.8149     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Chester 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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