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The location of Fontenot Cemetery









A visit to the Fontenot Cemetery ...

The location of the Fontenot 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 Fontenot Cemetery ...

The Fontenot Cemetery is located in Evangeline Parish.

The parish seat for Evangeline Parish is located in Ville Platte. Ville Platte lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Fontenot Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.7649°   (30° 45' 53")

Lon:   -92.4049°   (-92° 24' 17")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Fontenot Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Evangeline Parish.

Ardoin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Beaver Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west (W) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Chaney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Dehany Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Delafosse Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Keller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Murdock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Ortego Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Pinseclair Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Platin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

St. Anns Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south (S) of the Fontenot Cemetery

St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northwest (NNW) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Te Mamou Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Vanburg Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Fontenot Cemetery.

Bayou Chicot   [Map]     Mamou   [Map]    
Bunkie   [Map]     McNary   [Map]    
Chataignier   [Map]     Milburn   [Map]    
Cheneyville   [Map]     Morrow   [Map]    
Duralde   [Map]     Oakdale   [Map]    
Eola   [Map]     Pawnee   [Map]    
Eunice   [Map]     Pine Prairie   [Map]    
Forest Hill   [Map]     Reddell   [Map]    
Glenmora   [Map]     Saint Landry   [Map]    
Gold Dust   [Map]     Turkey Creek   [Map]    
Longleaf   [Map]     Ville Platte   [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 Fontenot Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Evangeline Parish.

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

Basile   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Bunkie   [Map]
 - Located in Avoyelles Parish
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Eunice   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Landry Parish
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Glenmora   [Map]
 - Located in Rapides Parish
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Lecompte   [Map]
 - Located in Rapides Parish
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North (N) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Mamou   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Located in Allen Parish
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Fontenot Cemetery
 
Ville Platte   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fontenot Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Fontenot Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Evangeline 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

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #535023   (Name of Record: Fontenot Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Evangeline
Lat: 30.7649182     Lon: -92.4048545   [Map]
Elev: 35         Map Name: Pine Prairie

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Evangeline 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' (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 Fontenot Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7649, Longitude: -92.4049     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Fontenot Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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