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A visit to the Bell Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

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 Bell Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Bell Cemetery

The Bell Cemetery is located in Smith County<1>.

The county seat for Smith County is located in Smith Center. Smith Center lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Bell Cemetery .

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

Lat:   39.6476°   (39° 38' 51")

Lon:   -98.7101°   (-98° 42' 36")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Bell Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Bell Cemetery.

  • Alton [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton [Osborne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Bell Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Alton:
    • Bull City
    • Bull's City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
  • Athol [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Bell Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Bellaire [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Bell Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
  • Bloomington [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington [Osborne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Bell Cemetery
    • Former name for Bloomington:
    • Tilden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
      • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<4>
    • Cedar [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
    • Claudell [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
      • Claudell [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
    • Dispatch [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
      • Dispatch [Smith County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch
    • Downs [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Osborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Former name for Downs:
      • Violet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<4>
    • Esbon [Jewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esbon
      • Esbon [Jewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esbon<4>
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<4>
    • Harlan [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Bell Cemetery
      • Former name for Harlan:
      • Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
    • Kensington [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
      • Kensington [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<4>
    • Osborne [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
      • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Osborne:
      • Penn
      • Osborne has also been known as:
      • Peru
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<4>
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
    • Smith Center [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
      • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Bell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<4>

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Bell Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Smith County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Bell Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bell Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Cedar Cemetery [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bell Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cemetery
  • Christ Cemetery [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christ Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christ Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Christ Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Bell Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christ Cemetery
  • Crystal Plains Cemetery [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crystal Plains Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crystal Plains Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Plains Cemetery
  • Custer Cemetery [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Custer Cemetery
    • Custer Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bell Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer Cemetery
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Fairview Cemetery [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Bell Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Garrett Cemetery [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garrett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garrett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrett Cemetery
    • Gaylord Cemetery [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gaylord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gaylord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gaylord Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bell Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord Cemetery
    • Hammond Cemetery [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hammond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hammond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond Cemetery
    • North Oak Creek Cemetery [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Oak Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Oak Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Oak Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Bell Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Oak Creek Cemetery
    • Rose Valley Cemetery [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Valley Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Bell Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Valley Cemetery
    • South Oak Creek Cemetery [Smith County]
    • Twelvemile Cemetery [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twelvemile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Twelvemile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twelvemile Cemetery

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 try 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 Bell Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #472079  (Bell Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #472079 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: Portis NW
    • County: Smith         Elev: 544
    • Location given for GNIS #472079 (Bell Cemetery)
    • Lat: 39.647789           Lon: -98.7097946
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Smith, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Bell Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6476, Longitude: -98.7101    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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