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(Winnebago County, Illinois)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Thompson Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Thompson Cemetery...

The Thompson Cemetery is located in Winnebago County. The county seat for Winnebago County is located in Rockford.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Thompson Cemetery

Lat:   42.3359°   (42° 20' 9")

Lon:   -89.2965°   (-89° 17' 47")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Thompson Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Thompson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Winnebago County.

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

Byron   [Map]
 - Located in Ogle County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Davis   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Durand   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
German Valley   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Leaf River   [Map]
 - Located in Ogle County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Loves Park   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Pecatonica   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Rock City   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Rockford   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Rockton   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Stillman Valley   [Map]
 - Located in Ogle County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Winnebago   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thompson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Thompson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Crane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Durand Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Hanford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Howard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Hulse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Irish Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Laona Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Meridian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Middle Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
North Burritt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Oakland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Owen Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Pecatonica Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Prospect Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Ridott Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Rock Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Twelvemile Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Wagner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Stephenson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Willwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Thompson Cemetery
 
Winnebago Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Thompson Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Thompson Cemetery.

Adeline   [Map]Leaf River   [Map]Rockton   [Map]
Afolkey   [Map]Loves Park   [Map]Roscoe   [Map]
Avon (WI)   [Map]Machesney Park   [Map]Seward   [Map]
Byron   [Map]New Millford   [Map]Shirland   [Map]
Dakota   [Map]Newark (WI)   [Map]Spring Grove (WI)   [Map]
Davis   [Map]Pecatonica   [Map]Stillman Valley   [Map]
Durand   [Map]Ridott   [Map]Sturbridge Village   [Map]
German Valley   [Map]Rock City   [Map]Waupun (WI)   [Map]
Indian Village   [Map]Rock Grove   [Map]Winnebago   [Map]
Lake Summerset   [Map]Rockford   [Map] 

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project 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 Thompson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Illinois:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Winnebago County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Jackson County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bureau County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jo Daviess County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McHenry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ogle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stephenson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Whiteside County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dane County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Iowa County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rock County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walworth County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Illinois:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Illinois,     of Winnebago County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Illinois
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Illinois
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Illinois,     of Winnebago 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 Illinois

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Thompson 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 Thompson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #419670   (Name of Record: Thompson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Winnebago
Lat: 42.3358512     Lon: -89.2965003   [Map]
Elev: 245         Map Name: Pecatonica

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About Winnebago County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winnebago County: www.co.winnebago.il.us/

The official website for State of Illinois: www.illinois.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3359, Longitude: -89.2965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Thompson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Thompson Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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