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The location of Melton Cemetery









A visit to the Melton Cemetery ...

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 Melton Cemetery ...

The Melton Cemetery is located in Winn Parish.

The parish seat for Winn Parish is located in Winnfield. Winnfield lies just to the north northwest of the Melton Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.8418°   (31° 50' 30")

Lon:   -92.5963°   (-92° 35' 46")

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<1> of the Melton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

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

Boyett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Corinth Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Melton Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67287<2>

Corley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery

Guin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery

Jordan Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Melton Cemetery

Jordon Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Melton Cemetery

Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2447270

Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Melton Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Melton Cemetery

Swindelly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Melton Cemetery

Teagle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Melton Cemetery

Tyson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Melton Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #69185

Winnfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery

Zion Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Grant Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Melton 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 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Melton Cemetery.

Antonia   [Map]     Montgomery   [Map]    
Atlanta   [Map]     Olla   [Map]    
Bentley   [Map]     Pollock   [Map]    
Calvin   [Map]     Saint Maurice   [Map]    
Clarence   [Map]     Sikes   [Map]    
Colfax   [Map]     Stay   [Map]    
Dodson   [Map]     Summerville   [Map]    
Dry Prong   [Map]     Trout   [Map]    
Georgetown   [Map]     Tullos   [Map]    
Goldonna   [Map]     Urania   [Map]    
Joyce   [Map]     Winnfield   [Map]    
Kelly   [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 Melton 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 Melton Cemetery.

Colfax   [Map]
 - Located in Grant Parish
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melton Cemetery
 
Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson Parish
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located in Grant Parish
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melton Cemetery
 
Olla   [Map]
 - Located in La Salle Parish
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Melton Cemetery
 
Winnfield   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Melton 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

 
De Soto 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

 
Sabine 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 Melton 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 Melton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #547680   (Name of Record: Melton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Winn
Lat: 31.8409994     Lon: -92.5970911   [Map]
Elev: 71         Map Name: Packton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Melton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8418, Longitude: -92.5963     [Map].

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<2>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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