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The location of Lester Cemetery









A visit to the Lester Cemetery ...

The location of the Lester 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 Lester Cemetery ...

The Lester Cemetery is located in Caddo Parish.

The parish seat for Caddo Parish is located in Shreveport. Shreveport lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lester Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   32.4329°   (32° 25' 58")

Lon:   -94.0055°   (-94° 0' 19")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Lester Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2165951<3>

Concord Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Harrison County (TX)

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery

Davidson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery

Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hightower Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Harrison County (TX)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2215529

Ivory Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Lester Cemetery

Jernigan Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Panola County (TX)

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery

Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Lester Cemetery

Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery

New Boggy Baptist Church Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Panola County (TX)

A large cemetery that lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Lester Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2187164

New Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery

Pine Grove Church of God in Christ Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Harrison County (TX)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2577680

Republican Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north (N) of the Lester Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1994950

Restland Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Harrison County (TX)

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery

State Line Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Panola County (TX)

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Lester Cemetery

Strickland Springs Cemetery (TX)   [Map]

Located in Harrison County (TX)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2363058

Walnut Hill St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2586934

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Lester Cemetery.

Bethany   [Map]     Normandy Village   [Map]    
Blanchard   [Map]     Panola (TX)   [Map]    
Chateau Village   [Map]     Scottsville (TX)   [Map]    
De Berry (TX)   [Map]     Shreveport   [Map]    
Edgewood Village   [Map]     Silver Pine Village   [Map]    
Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     South Towne Heights   [Map]    
Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     Spring Ridge   [Map]    
Greenwood   [Map]     Stonewall   [Map]    
Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     Summer Grove   [Map]    
Keithville   [Map]     Waskom (TX)   [Map]    
Longwood Village   [Map]     Western Hills 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 Lester Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Caddo Parish.

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

Shreveport   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Waskom   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County (TX)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester 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 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 Lester Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Caddo Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Red River Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gregg County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nacogdoches County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rusk County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #536408   (Name of Record: Lester Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Caddo
Lat: 32.4329328     Lon: -94.0054624   [Map]
Elev: 102         Map Name: Waskom

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.org/

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 'point-to-point' 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 Lester Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4329, Longitude: -94.0055     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Lester 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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