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Overton Cemetery
(Webster Parish, Louisiana)


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The location of Overton Cemetery

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Our GPS coordinates for the Overton Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Overton Cemetery...

The Overton Cemetery is located in Webster Parish.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Overton Cemetery

Lat:   32.5904°   (32° 35' 25")

Lon:   -93.3029°   (-93° 18' 10")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Overton Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Overton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Webster Parish.

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

Arcadia   [Map]
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Bienville Parish
 
Bossier City   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Bossier Parish
 
Gibsland   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Bienville Parish
 
Homer   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Claiborne Parish
 
Minden   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Mount Lebanon   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Bienville Parish
 
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 - Located in Bienville Parish

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Overton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Webster Parish.

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Baten Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Beck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Bush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Crowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Fuller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Fuller Memorial Shrine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Garden of Memory Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Holoman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Jim Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Keene Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Kennon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Knottingham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Lane Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Minden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Raine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
St. James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Vanorsdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Overton Cemetery
 
Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Overton 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 Overton Cemetery.

Athens   [Map]Espanita Village   [Map]Mount Lebanon   [Map]
Bryceland   [Map]Gibsland   [Map]Princeton   [Map]
Cotton Valley   [Map]Haughton   [Map]Red Chute   [Map]
Dixie Inn   [Map]Heflin   [Map]Ringgold   [Map]
Doyline   [Map]Homer   [Map]Sibley   [Map]
Dubberly   [Map]Jamestown   [Map]Taylor   [Map]
Eastwood   [Map]Minden   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 Overton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Webster Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Columbia County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miller County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bienville Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bossier Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caddo Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
De Soto Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Natchitoches Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Red River Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winn Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Panola County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Louisiana,     of Webster 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 Overton 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 Overton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #540974   (Name of Record: Overton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Webster
Lat: 32.5904284     Lon: -93.3029468   [Map]
Elev: 75         Map Name: Minden South

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5904, Longitude: -93.3029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Overton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Overton Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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