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The location of Smith Cemetery









A visit to the Smith Cemetery ...

The location of the Smith 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 Smith Cemetery ...

The Smith Cemetery is located in Catahoula Parish.

The parish seat for Catahoula Parish is located in Harrisonburg. Harrisonburg lies just to the Northeast of the Smith Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Smith Cemetery

Lat:   31.7227°   (31° 43' 21")

Lon:   -91.8935°   (-91° 53' 36")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Smith Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Aimwell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Smith Cemetery

Alexander Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Smith Cemetery

Boothe Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Smith Cemetery

Fisher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Smith Cemetery

Ford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Smith Cemetery

Girlinghouse Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Smith Cemetery

Harrisonburg Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Smith Cemetery

Heard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Smith Cemetery

Huffman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Smith Cemetery

McClendon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Smith Cemetery

McFarlen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Smith Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Smith Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Smith Cemetery

Old Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Smith Cemetery

Old Spring Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Smith Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Smith Cemetery

Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Smith Cemetery

Randall Cemetery   [Map]

Located in La Salle Parish

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Smith Cemetery

St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Smith Cemetery

Siloam Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Smith Cemetery

Spring Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Smith Cemetery

Taunton - Coleman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Smith Cemetery

Trinity Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Smith Cemetery

Trinity Community Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Smith Cemetery

Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Concordia Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Smith Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Smith Cemetery.

Aimwell   [Map]     Midway   [Map]    
Clayton   [Map]     Monterey   [Map]    
Dunbarton   [Map]     Rhinehart   [Map]    
Elam   [Map]     Sharp Town   [Map]    
Enterprise   [Map]     Sicily Island   [Map]    
Ferriday   [Map]     Summerville   [Map]    
Harrisonburg   [Map]     Trout   [Map]    
Jena   [Map]     West Ferriday   [Map]    
Jonesville   [Map]     Wildsville   [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 Smith Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Catahoula Parish.

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

Ferriday   [Map]
 - Located in Concordia Parish
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Harrisonburg   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Jonesville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Olla   [Map]
 - Located in La Salle Parish
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Wisner   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin Parish
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Smith Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 it should be mentioned 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 Smith Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Catahoula Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tensas 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

 
Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson 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 Catahoula 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 Smith 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 Smith Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #541608   (Name of Record: Smith Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Catahoula
Lat: 31.7226687     Lon: -91.8934632   [Map]
Elev: 40         Map Name: Manifest

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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' 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 Smith Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7227, Longitude: -91.8935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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