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The location of Old Red River Cemetery









A visit to the Old Red River Cemetery ...

The location of the Old Red River 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 Old Red River Cemetery ...

The Old Red River Cemetery is located in Bossier Parish.

The parish seat for Bossier Parish is located in Benton. Benton lies just to the west northwest of the Old Red River Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Old Red River Cemetery

Lat:   32.6740°   (32° 40' 26")

Lon:   -93.6902°   (-93° 41' 24")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Old Red River Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Bossier Parish.

Benton Community Club Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Carolina Bluff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Dickson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Dove Dale Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Pilkinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Player Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Prairie Cemetery   [Map]

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

Raymond Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Sibley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Old Red River Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Red River Cemetery.

Belcher   [Map]     Longwood Village   [Map]    
Benton   [Map]     Mooringsport   [Map]    
Blanchard   [Map]     Normandy Village   [Map]    
Bossier City   [Map]     Oil City   [Map]    
Chateau Village   [Map]     Parkland Village   [Map]    
Cotton Valley   [Map]     Plain Dealing   [Map]    
Doyline   [Map]     Princeton   [Map]    
Eastwood   [Map]     Red Chute   [Map]    
Espanita Village   [Map]     Shreveport   [Map]    
Gilliam   [Map]     Silver Pine Village   [Map]    
Haughton   [Map]     Western Hills Village   [Map]    
Hosston   [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 Old Red River Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Bossier Parish.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Old Red River Cemetery.

Benton   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Red River Cemetery
 
Bossier City   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Old Red River Cemetery
 
Plain Dealing   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Old Red River Cemetery
 
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Red River Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Old Red River Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Bossier Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caddo 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

 
Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Red River Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bowie County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass 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

 
Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Bossier 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 Old Red River 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 Old Red River Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #537843   (Name of Record: Old Red River Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Bossier
Lat: 32.6740352     Lon: -93.6901777   [Map]
Elev: 64         Map Name: Benton

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bossier Parish: www.mybossier.com/

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 Old Red River Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6740, Longitude: -93.6902     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Red River Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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