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The location of Shaffer Cemetery









A visit to the Shaffer Cemetery ...

The location of the Shaffer 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 Shaffer Cemetery ...

The Shaffer Cemetery is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The parish seat for East Baton Rouge Parish is located in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of the Shaffer Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.6585°   (30° 39' 30")

Lon:   -91.1696°   (-91° 10' 10")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Shaffer Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Asphodel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

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

Azalea Rest Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Ballard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Barnes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Black Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Cain Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Devall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Douglass Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

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

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Forbes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Glennon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Baton Rouge Parish

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Haynes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

McHugh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

McKay Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Nickwack Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Overton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

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

Patterson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Port Hudson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Port Hudson National Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68636<3>

Providence Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Redwood Cemetery   [Map]

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

Riddle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in West Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68704

Southern Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Strangers Home Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

White Cemetery   [Map]

Located in East Feliciana Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Shaffer Cemetery.

Baker   [Map]     Merrydale   [Map]    
Baton Rouge   [Map]     Monticello   [Map]    
Beauregard Town   [Map]     Patin   [Map]    
Brownfields   [Map]     Port Allen   [Map]    
Carey   [Map]     Port Hudson   [Map]    
Central   [Map]     Pride   [Map]    
Devalls   [Map]     Rougon   [Map]    
Ethel   [Map]     Slaughter   [Map]    
Glynn   [Map]     Tristian Village   [Map]    
Greenwell Springs   [Map]     Ventress   [Map]    
Hermitage   [Map]     Watson   [Map]    
Jackson   [Map]     Zachary   [Map]    
Lakeland   [Map]     Zion City   [Map]    
Maribel 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 Shaffer Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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

Baker   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located in East Feliciana Parish
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located in West Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Port Hudson   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Zachary   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Shaffer Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to East Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Shaffer 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 Shaffer Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #539290   (Name of Record: Shaffer Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: East Baton Rouge
Lat: 30.6585189     Lon: -91.1695519   [Map]
Elev: 30         Map Name: Zachary

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 '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 Shaffer Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6585, Longitude: -91.1696     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shaffer Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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