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(Bossier Parish, Louisiana)


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The location of Prairie Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Prairie Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Prairie 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.

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)<2>

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]<3> 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Prairie Cemetery.

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

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Bossier 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    
Bienville 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    
Red River Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster Parish:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bowie County (TX):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cass County (TX):       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 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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: www.louisiana.gov/



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: 32.7593, Longitude: -93.7835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Prairie 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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