A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
A visit to the Highway Cemetery ...
The location of the Highway Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
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 Highway Cemetery ...
The Highway Cemetery is located in Saint James Parish.
We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Highway Cemetery
Lat: 29.9988° (29° 59' 55")
Lon: -90.7148° (-90° 42' 53")
Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Highway Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
List of the closest cemeteries ...
We know of 10 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Highway Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.
Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Saint James Parish.
The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northwest (NNW) of the Highway Cemetery
Located in Saint John the Baptist Parish
The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Highway Cemetery
The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west (W) of the Highway Cemetery
The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Highway Cemetery
The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the Highway Cemetery
A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Highway Cemetery
The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
Located in Lafourche Parish
The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Highway Cemetery
The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Highway Cemetery
Located in Saint John the Baptist Parish
The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Highway Cemetery
For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.
List of neighboring communities ...
The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Highway Cemetery.
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 Highway Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Saint James Parish.
More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Highway 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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Highway Cemetery:
For pages that are specific to Louisiana:
These pages are specific to Saint James Parish:
Genealogy information for nearby parishes:
Cemetery Information and Directories for 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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Highway 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 Highway Cemetery.
Referenced GNIS Record ...
GNIS ID #1958817 (Name of Record: Highway Cemetery)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
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This page was last modified: 21 Sep 2019