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The location of Oakland Springs Cemetery









A visit to the Oakland Springs Cemetery ...

The location of the Oakland Springs 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 Oakland Springs Cemetery ...

The Oakland Springs Cemetery is located in Allen Parish.

The parish seat for Allen Parish is located in Oberlin. Oberlin lies just to the East Southeast of the Oakland Springs Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Lat:   30.6380°   (30° 38' 16")

Lon:   -92.8060°   (-92° 48' 21")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 15 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Oakland Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Allen Parish.

Cole Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Deshotel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Duplechien Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Durose Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Horton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Kinder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Lyles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

McGee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

McGee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Reed Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68974<3>

Sonnier Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Oakland Springs Cemetery.

Basile   [Map]     Lauderdale   [Map]    
Coverdale   [Map]     Le Blanc   [Map]    
Dido   [Map]     Marionville   [Map]    
Dry Creek   [Map]     Mittie   [Map]    
Duralde   [Map]     Oakdale   [Map]    
Elizabeth   [Map]     Oberlin   [Map]    
Elton   [Map]     Pawnee   [Map]    
Fenton   [Map]     Reeves   [Map]    
Grant   [Map]     Sugartown   [Map]    
Indian Village   [Map]     Tenmile   [Map]    
Kinder   [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 Oakland Springs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Allen Parish.

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

Basile   [Map]
 - Located in Evangeline Parish
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery
 
Elton   [Map]
 - Located in Jefferson Davis Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery
 
Kinder   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery
 
Mamou   [Map]
 - Located in Evangeline Parish
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) of the Oakland Springs Cemetery
 
Oakdale   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oakland Springs 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 Oakland Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Allen Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cameron Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #537804   (Name of Record: Oakland Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Allen
Lat: 30.6379758     Lon: -92.805981   [Map]
Elev: 21         Map Name: Pine Chapel

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Allen 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Oakland Springs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6380, Longitude: -92.8060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oakland Springs 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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