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The location of Alston Cemetery









A visit to the Alston Cemetery ...

The location of the Alston 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 Alston Cemetery ...

The Alston Cemetery is located in Beauregard Parish.

The parish seat for Beauregard Parish is located in DeRidder. DeRidder lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of the Alston Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.4108°   (30° 24' 38")

Lon:   -93.3477°   (-93° 20' 51")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alston Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Beauregard Parish.

Bagdad Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Alston Cemetery

Birdsnest Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Alston Cemetery

Gillie Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Alston Cemetery

Oretta Cemetery   [Map]

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

Perkins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

Perkins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Alston Cemetery

Rigmaiden Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

Ritchie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

Royer Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

Stanley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west (W) of the Alston Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #69057<4>

West Fork Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Alston Cemetery.

Carlyss   [Map]     Prien   [Map]    
DeQuincy   [Map]     Ragley   [Map]    
Edgerly   [Map]     Reeves   [Map]    
Greinwich Village   [Map]     Singer   [Map]    
Indian Village   [Map]     Starks   [Map]    
Lake Charles   [Map]     Sulphur   [Map]    
Longville   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
Moss Bluff   [Map]     Westlake   [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 Alston Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Beauregard Parish.

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

DeQuincy   [Map]
 - Located in Calcasieu Parish
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alston Cemetery
 
Iowa   [Map]
 - Located in Calcasieu Parish
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alston Cemetery
 
Lake Charles   [Map]
 - Located in Calcasieu Parish
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alston Cemetery
 
Sulphur   [Map]
 - Located in Calcasieu Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Alston 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 Alston Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Beauregard Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cameron Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 Alston 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 Alston Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #532146   (Name of Record: Alston Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Beauregard
Lat: 30.4107567     Lon: -93.34766   [Map]
Elev: 11         Map Name: Gordon

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Beauregard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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' 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 Alston Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4108, Longitude: -93.3477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alston Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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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<4>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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