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The location of Westminister Cemetery









A visit to the Westminister Cemetery ...

The location of the Westminister 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 Westminister Cemetery ...

The Westminister Cemetery is located in Washington County.

The county seat for Washington County is located in Washington. Washington lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Westminister Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.3528°   (41° 21' 10")

Lon:   -91.8585°   (-91° 51' 30")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Westminister Cemetery.

Ainsworth   [Map]     Richland   [Map]    
Amish   [Map]     Riverside   [Map]    
Brighton   [Map]     Rubio   [Map]    
Coppock   [Map]     Sigourney   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     South English   [Map]    
Kalona   [Map]     Washington   [Map]    
Keota   [Map]     Wayland   [Map]    
Kinross   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
North English   [Map]     Wellman   [Map]    
Ollie   [Map]     West Chester   [Map]    
Parnell   [Map]     Williamstown   [Map]    
Pleasant Plain   [Map]     Windham   [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 Westminister 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 Westminister Cemetery.

Ainsworth   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Brighton   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Crawfordsville   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Kalona   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Keota   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
North English   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located in Iowa County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Pleasant Plain   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Richland   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Riverside   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Sigourney   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
South English   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Wayland   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
Wellman   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Westminister Cemetery
 
West Chester   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Westminister 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
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Family
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Genealogy
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Cedar County:     Cyndi's
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Davis County:     Cyndi's
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Des Moines County:     Cyndi's
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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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Jasper County:     Cyndi's
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Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Johnson 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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Mahaska County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Muscatine 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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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 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 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Westminister 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 (S) of the Westminister Cemetery

Center Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Westminister Cemetery

County Farm Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Craven Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Westminister Cemetery

Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Keota Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westminister Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Lexington Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mennonite Cemetery   [Map]

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

Middleton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Haven Cemetery   [Map]

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

Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Philips Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pilot Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Pleasant Plain Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Roberts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Westminister Cemetery

St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westminister Cemetery

St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Shockley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Talleyrand Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Keokuk County

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

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

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

Todd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Westminister Cemetery

Tyrone Cemetery   [Map]

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

Valley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wellman Cemetery   [Map]

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

West Chester Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Westminister Cemetery

White Oak Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Westminister 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 Westminister Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1981796   (Name of Record: Westminister Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 41.3527919     Lon: -91.8585055   [Map]
Elev: 238         Map Name: West Chester

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Iowa

About Washington 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 Westminister Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3528, Longitude: -91.8585     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Westminister Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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