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The location of Pierce Cemetery









A visit to the Pierce Cemetery ...

The location of the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery ...

The Pierce Cemetery is located in Rapides Parish.

The parish seat for Rapides Parish is located in Alexandria. Alexandria lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Pierce Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.2152°   (31° 12' 54")

Lon:   -92.2399°   (-92° 14' 23")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Pierce Cemetery.

Alexandria Junction   [Map]     Kolin   [Map]    
Alexandria   [Map]     Lecompte   [Map]    
Anandale   [Map]     Libuse   [Map]    
Ball   [Map]     Mansura   [Map]    
Center Point   [Map]     Marksville   [Map]    
Cheneyville   [Map]     North Point   [Map]    
Deville   [Map]     Pineville   [Map]    
Echo   [Map]     Ruby   [Map]    
Effie   [Map]     Tioga   [Map]    
Egg Bend   [Map]     Vick   [Map]    
Hessmer   [Map]     Woodworth   [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 Pierce Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Rapides Parish.

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

Alexandria   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Bunkie   [Map]
 - Located in Avoyelles Parish
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Cottonport   [Map]
 - Located in Avoyelles Parish
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Lecompte   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Marksville   [Map]
 - Located in Avoyelles Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pierce Cemetery
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rapides Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles 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

 
Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana 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

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Pierce Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Belledeau Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2304029<3>

Bordelon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Pierce Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the Pierce Cemetery

Cole Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Craig Cemetery   [Map]

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

Czech National Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Pierce Cemetery

French Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Guillory Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Hays Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Pierce Cemetery

Hooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

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

Kalone Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Libuse Czech Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Pierce Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

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

Old Island Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Peart Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery

St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Pierce Cemetery

St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Slocum Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Tyler Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avoyelles Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Pierce Cemetery

Wise Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Pierce Cemetery

Woodson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Pierce Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Pierce 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 Pierce Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #538121   (Name of Record: Pierce Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rapides
Lat: 31.2151855     Lon: -92.239852   [Map]
Elev: 24         Map Name: Effie

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Pierce Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2152, Longitude: -92.2399     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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