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The location of Alford Cemetery









A visit to the Alford Cemetery ...

The location of the Alford 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 Alford Cemetery ...

The Alford Cemetery is located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The parish seat for West Baton Rouge Parish is located in Port Allen. Port Allen lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Alford Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.5682°   (30° 34' 5")

Lon:   -91.3159°   (-91° 18' 57")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alford Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Allendale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Alford Cemetery

Azalea Rest Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery

Barnes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Alford Cemetery

Benevolent Society Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery

Cain Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Alford Cemetery

Chenal Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery

Devall Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Glennon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Alford Cemetery

Greater Shiloh Missionary Cemetery   [Map]

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

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

Nickwack Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Alford Cemetery

Port Hudson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north (N) of the Alford Cemetery

Port Hudson National Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

A very large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Alford Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68636<3>

Riddle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Feliciana Parish

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68704

St. Ambrose Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Alford Cemetery

St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]

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

Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Silvery Cemetery   [Map]

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

Southern Memorial Gardens   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Stanford Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Westover Cemetery   [Map]

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

Young Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alford Cemetery.

Baker   [Map]     Maribel Village   [Map]    
Baton Rouge   [Map]     Maringouin   [Map]    
Beauregard Town   [Map]     Merrydale   [Map]    
Brownfields   [Map]     New Roads   [Map]    
Brusly   [Map]     Oscar   [Map]    
Carey   [Map]     Patin   [Map]    
Devalls   [Map]     Port Allen   [Map]    
Dupont   [Map]     Port Hudson   [Map]    
Erwinville   [Map]     Rosedale   [Map]    
Glynn   [Map]     Rougon   [Map]    
Grosse Tete   [Map]     Tristian Village   [Map]    
Hermitage   [Map]     Ventress   [Map]    
Jarreau   [Map]     Zachary   [Map]    
Lakeland   [Map]     Zion City   [Map]    
Livonia   [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 Alford Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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

Baker   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Port Hudson   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Zachary   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 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 Alford Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to West Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of West Baton Rouge Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Louisiana
 

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 Louisiana

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Alford 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 Alford Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #532107   (Name of Record: Alford Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: West Baton Rouge
Lat: 30.5682443     Lon: -91.3159432   [Map]
Elev: 8         Map Name: Walls

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About West Baton Rouge Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Baton Rouge Parish: www.wbrcouncil.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Alford Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5682, Longitude: -91.3159     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alford Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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