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The location of Highlands Cemetery









A visit to the Highlands Cemetery ...

The location of the Highlands 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 Highlands Cemetery ...

The Highlands Cemetery is located in Iberville Parish.

The parish seat for Iberville Parish is located in Plaquemine. Plaquemine lies just to the southeast of the Highlands Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.2885°   (30° 17' 18")

Lon:   -91.2493°   (-91° 14' 57")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Highlands Cemetery.

Addis   [Map]     Inniswold   [Map]    
Baton Rouge   [Map]     Lynwood Village   [Map]    
Bayou Goula   [Map]     Morrisonville   [Map]    
Beauregard Town   [Map]     Oak Hills Place   [Map]    
Brusly   [Map]     Old Jefferson   [Map]    
Bullion   [Map]     Perkins Village   [Map]    
Carey   [Map]     Plaquemine   [Map]    
Carville   [Map]     Port Allen   [Map]    
Dutch Town   [Map]     Saint Gabriel   [Map]    
Essen   [Map]     Sunshine   [Map]    
Gardere   [Map]     Village Saint George   [Map]    
Geismar   [Map]     Westminster   [Map]    
Grosse Tete   [Map]     White Castle   [Map]    
Indian Village   [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 Highlands Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Iberville Parish.

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

Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Highlands Cemetery
 
Plaquemine   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Highlands Cemetery
 
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located in West Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Highlands Cemetery
 
White Castle   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Highlands Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Iberville 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
Search

 
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
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     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 Iberville 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Highlands Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Baptist Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Highlands Cemetery

Conrad Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Grace Memorial Park   [Map]

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

Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Laboring Society Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

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

Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Nazarene Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1978792<3>

Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Highlands Cemetery

Rock Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Highlands Cemetery

St. Gabriel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Highlands Cemetery

St. John Catholic Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Highlands Cemetery

St. John Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Highlands Cemetery

St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Raphael Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Highlands Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Highlands 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 Highlands Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #558238   (Name of Record: Highlands Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Iberville
Lat: 30.2885277     Lon: -91.2492748   [Map]
Elev: 8         Map Name: Plaquemine

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Iberville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Iberville Parish: www.parish.iberville.la.us/

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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Highlands Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2885, Longitude: -91.2493     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Highlands Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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