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The location of Holmes Cemetery









A visit to the Holmes Cemetery ...

The location of the Holmes 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 Holmes Cemetery ...

The Holmes Cemetery is located in Winn Parish.

The parish seat for Winn Parish is located in Winnfield. Winnfield lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of the Holmes Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.8896°   (31° 53' 22")

Lon:   -92.4229°   (-92° 25' 22")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Holmes Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]

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

Boyett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Corinth Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67287<3>

Corley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Doughty Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

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

Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67604

Guin Cemetery   [Map]

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

James Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jordan Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Jordon Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Kees Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

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

Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]

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

McBroom Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

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

McCarty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Melton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Nelson Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Union Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Old Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Olla Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east (E) of the Holmes Cemetery

Pendarvis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

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

Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68594

Pinehill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

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

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Urania Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Zion Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2222760

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Holmes Cemetery.

Antonia   [Map]     Kelly   [Map]    
Atlanta   [Map]     Midway   [Map]    
Calvin   [Map]     Olla   [Map]    
Clarks   [Map]     Sikes   [Map]    
Dodson   [Map]     Summerville   [Map]    
Dry Prong   [Map]     Trout   [Map]    
Georgetown   [Map]     Tullos   [Map]    
Grayson   [Map]     Urania   [Map]    
Jena   [Map]     Winnfield   [Map]    
Joyce   [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 Holmes Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Winn Parish.

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

Columbia   [Map]
 - Located in Caldwell Parish
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson Parish
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Olla   [Map]
 - Located in La Salle Parish
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Winnfield   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Holmes Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Holmes Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Winn Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Red River Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #535744   (Name of Record: Holmes Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Winn
Lat: 31.8896097     Lon: -92.4229201   [Map]
Elev: 46         Map Name: Flat Creek

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Winn 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 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 Holmes Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8896, Longitude: -92.4229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Holmes 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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