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The location of Woods Cemetery









A visit to the Woods Cemetery ...

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 Woods Cemetery ...

The Woods Cemetery is located in Mahaska County.

The county seat for Mahaska County is located in Oskaloosa. Oskaloosa lies just to the south southwest of the Woods Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   41.3943°   (41° 23' 39")

Lon:   -92.6127°   (-92° 36' 45")

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Woods Cemetery.

Barnes City   [Map]     New Sharon   [Map]    
Beacon   [Map]     Olivet   [Map]    
Cedar   [Map]     Oskaloosa   [Map]    
Evans   [Map]     Peoria   [Map]    
Fishville   [Map]     Rose Hill   [Map]    
Gibson   [Map]     Searsboro   [Map]    
Indianapolis   [Map]     Taintor   [Map]    
Keomah Village   [Map]     Union Mills   [Map]    
Lacey   [Map]     University Park   [Map]    
Leighton   [Map]     What Cheer   [Map]    
Montezuma   [Map]     Wright   [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 Woods Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Mahaska County.

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

Barnes City   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Delta   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Fremont   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Lynnville   [Map]
 - Located in Jasper County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Montezuma   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Oskaloosa   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Pella   [Map]
 - Located in Marion County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Woods Cemetery
 
Searsboro   [Map]
 - Located in Poweshiek County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Woods Cemetery
 
What Cheer   [Map]
 - Located in Keokuk County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Woods Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Woods Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Mahaska County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Appanoose County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Benton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Davis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Iowa County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Keokuk County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lucas County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Polk County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Poweshiek County:     Cyndi's
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Story 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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Warren County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Wayne County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Mahaska 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 45 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Woods Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Appel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Woods Cemetery

Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Woods Cemetery

Barnes City Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Woods Cemetery

Beacon Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Woods Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94211<2>

Beason Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Poweshiek County

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

Bedwell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]

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

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Woods Cemetery

Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Centennial Cemetery   [Map]

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

Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Chew Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2331990

Evans Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Woods Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fishville Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Forest Home Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Poweshiek County

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

Forest Memorial Gardens   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Woods Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #94797

Harper Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Poweshiek County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Woods Cemetery

Highland Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Woods Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #95054

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Indianapolis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Woods Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Woods Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Madison Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Woods Cemetery

McDonald Cemetery   [Map]

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

McGlasson Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Mill Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Poweshiek County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Woods Cemetery

Mormon Point Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Sharon Friends Cemetery   [Map]

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

Old Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Woods Cemetery

Oskaloosa Friends Cemetery   [Map]

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

Peoria Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Woods Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1996482

Prine Cemetery   [Map]

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

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sheley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Poweshiek County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Woods Cemetery

Spring Creek Friends Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stewart Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Woods Cemetery

Tilford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Tinsley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Woods Cemetery

Union Mills Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Woods Cemetery

University Park Cemetery   [Map]

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

Weatherwax Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wymore Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Woods 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 Woods Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #463196   (Name of Record: Woods Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Mahaska
Lat: 41.3941709     Lon: -92.6129684   [Map]
Elev: 252         Map Name: Union Mills

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Woods Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3943, Longitude: -92.6127     [Map].
<2>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.
<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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