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A visit to the Houston Cemetery ...


The location of the Houston Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>


Introduction ...

Note: We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Houston Cemetery ...

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

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

Lat:   43.8732°   (43° 52' 23")

Lon:   -113.5781°   (-113° 34' 41")

The Houston Cemetery is located in Custer County<2>.

The county seat for Custer County is located in Challis. Challis lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<3> to the northwest of the Houston Cemetery .

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Houston Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Idaho:
  • Pages specific to Custer County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Houston Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 8 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Houston Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Houston Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Alder City ‑ Historic
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder City
      • Alder City is located in Custer County
    • Mackay
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mackay have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mackay
      • Mackay is located in Custer County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mackay <4>
    • Moore
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Lost River
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost River
      • Lost River is located in Butte County
    • Arco
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Butte City
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte City
      • Butte City is located in Butte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
    • Dickey
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey is located in Custer County
    • Howe
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howe
      • Howe is located in Butte County
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howe <4>

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 13 that are within 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> of the Houston Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Houston Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Mt. McCaleb Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Mt. McCaleb Cemetery is located in Custer County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery
    • Darlington Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Darlington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Darlington Cemetery is located in Custer County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Darlington Cemetery
    • Old Darlington Cemetery
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Old Darlington Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • The Old Darlington Cemetery is located in Butte County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Darlington Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2174848 <7>
    • Battleground Cemetery
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Battleground Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Battleground Cemetery is located in Custer County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Battleground Cemetery
    • Antelope Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Antelope Cemetery is located in Butte County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Cemetery
    • Upper Antelope Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
      • The Upper Antelope Cemetery is located in Butte County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Upper Antelope Cemetery is located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Arco.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Upper Antelope Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #80401 <7>
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
      • The Pioneer Cemetery is located in Butte County
      • To give a relative sense of its location, the Pioneer Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Moore.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to Find-A-Grave: FG ID #2150015 <7>
    • Barton Cemetery
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Barton Cemetery is located in Custer County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barton Cemetery
    • Lost River Cemetery
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Chilly Cemetery
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chilly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Chilly Cemetery is located in Custer County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chilly Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • William Robert Johnson Gravesite
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Howe Cemetery
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the east)

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

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Houston Cemetery:

    • Referenced GNIS Record ...
    • GNIS ID #383464  (Houston Cemetery)
      • Note: GNIS record #383464 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
      • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Big Blind Canyon
      • County: Custer         Elev: 1811
      • Location given for GNIS #383464 (Houston Cemetery)

    The official website for Custer County: www.co.custer.id.us/

    The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

    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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
    <2>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Custer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Houston Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8732, Longitude: -113.5781       In this case, the coordinates for the Houston Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>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.
    <7>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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