RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
Cemetery
Profile
Local
Newspapers
Nearby
Cemeteries
Nearby
Towns
Interactive
Map
  LA
Communities





The location of Prairie Cemetery









A visit to the Prairie Cemetery ...

The location of the Prairie 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 Prairie Cemetery ...

The Prairie Cemetery is located in Bossier Parish.

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

Lat:   32.7593°   (32° 45' 33")

Lon:   -93.7835°   (-93° 47' 0")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Prairie 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 Prairie Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Benton Community Club Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Collinsburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Cottage Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Dickson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Dove Dale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Egypt Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
High Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Hosston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
New Egypt Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Old Red River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Pilkinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Player Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Rang Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Raymond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Prairie Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Prairie Cemetery.

Belcher   [Map]     Mooringsport   [Map]    
Benton   [Map]     Normandy Village   [Map]    
Blanchard   [Map]     Oil City   [Map]    
Bossier City   [Map]     Parkland Village   [Map]    
Capps City (AR)   [Map]     Plain Dealing   [Map]    
Cotton Valley   [Map]     Princeton   [Map]    
Eastwood   [Map]     Red Chute   [Map]    
Espanita Village   [Map]     Rodessa   [Map]    
Gilliam   [Map]     Sarepta   [Map]    
Hosston   [Map]     Shreveport   [Map]    
Ida   [Map]     Uncertain (TX)   [Map]    
Longwood Village   [Map]     Vivian   [Map]    
McLeod (TX)   [Map]     Western Hills Village   [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 Prairie 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 Prairie Cemetery.

Benton   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Bossier City   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Plain Dealing   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of the Prairie Cemetery
 
Vivian   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Prairie 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 websites either 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 Prairie 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

 
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

 
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 Prairie 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 Prairie Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #538386   (Name of Record: Prairie Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Bossier
Lat: 32.7593098     Lon: -93.7835124   [Map]
Elev: 69         Map Name: Gilliam

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Prairie Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7593, Longitude: -93.7835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 16 Jan 2019