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The location of New Salem Cemetery









A visit to the New Salem Cemetery ...

The location of the New Salem 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 New Salem Cemetery ...

The New Salem Cemetery is located in Catahoula Parish.

The parish seat for Catahoula Parish is located in Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg lies just to the west southwest of the New Salem Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.8074°   (31° 48' 26")

Lon:   -91.7346°   (-91° 44' 4")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the New Salem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Boothe Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cypress Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Greenville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east (E) of the New Salem Cemetery

Harrisonburg Cemetery   [Map]

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

Highland Park Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Hope Will Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the New Salem Cemetery

Humble Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Franklin Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the New Salem Cemetery

Mason Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the New Salem Cemetery

New Light Cemetery   [Map]

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

Norris Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Old Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Peck Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Peniston Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the New Salem Cemetery

Rogers Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Concordia Parish

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

Sicily Island Cemetery   [Map]

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

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 New Salem Cemetery.

Aimwell   [Map]     Jigger   [Map]    
Chase   [Map]     Jonesville   [Map]    
Clayton   [Map]     Rhinehart   [Map]    
Dunbarton   [Map]     Ridgecrest   [Map]    
Elam   [Map]     Sicily Island   [Map]    
Enterprise   [Map]     Waterproof   [Map]    
Ferriday   [Map]     West Ferriday   [Map]    
Fort Necessity   [Map]     Wildsville   [Map]    
Gilbert   [Map]     Wisner   [Map]    
Harrisonburg   [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 New Salem Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Catahoula Parish.

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

Ferriday   [Map]
 - Located in Concordia Parish
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Harrisonburg   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Jonesville   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Vidalia   [Map]
 - Located in Concordia Parish
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Waterproof   [Map]
 - Located in Tensas Parish
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Winnsboro   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin Parish
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) of the New Salem Cemetery
 
Wisner   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the New Salem 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 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 - 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 New Salem Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Catahoula Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell 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

 
Madison 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

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Catahoula 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the New Salem 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 New Salem Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #541616   (Name of Record: New Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Catahoula
Lat: 31.8073862     Lon: -91.7345711   [Map]
Elev: 25         Map Name: Sicily Island

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Catahoula 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 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 New Salem Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8074, Longitude: -91.7346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the New Salem Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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