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The location of West Cemetery









A visit to the West Cemetery ...

The location of the West 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 West Cemetery ...

The West Cemetery is located in Vernon Parish.

The parish seat for Vernon Parish is located in Leesville. Leesville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the West Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.2671°   (31° 16' 1")

Lon:   -93.1566°   (-93° 9' 23")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Anacoco Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery

Ballview Cemetery   [Map]

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

Billy Dowden Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the West Cemetery

Booty Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

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

Cemetery #1   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south (S) of the West Cemetery

Comrade Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery

Folly Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

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

Franklin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Glass Window Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery

Holton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery

Kile Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north (N) of the West Cemetery

Leesville Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mayo Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the West Cemetery

McInnis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Kisatchie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north (N) of the West Cemetery

Old Kisatchie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Natchitoches Parish

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the West Cemetery

Pine Island Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east (E) of the West Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Self Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the West Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery

Smart Cemetery   [Map]

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

Smart Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the West Cemetery

Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Watson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery

Welcome Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east (E) of the West Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Cemetery.

Alco   [Map]     Kurthwood   [Map]    
Anacoco   [Map]     Lacamp   [Map]    
Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     Leesville   [Map]    
Fertitta Park   [Map]     Mora   [Map]    
Flatwoods   [Map]     New Llano   [Map]    
Fort Polk North   [Map]     Pickering   [Map]    
Fort Polk   [Map]     Savage Fork   [Map]    
Gorum   [Map]     Simpson   [Map]    
Hicks   [Map]     Slagle   [Map]    
Hornbeck   [Map]     Westwood 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 West Cemetery. The following communities are located in Vernon Parish.

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

Leesville   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West 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 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 West Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Vernon Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
De Soto 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

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Red River Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #548135   (Name of Record: West Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Vernon
Lat: 31.2671258     Lon: -93.156552   [Map]
Elev: 89         Map Name: Kurthwood

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Vernon 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 '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 West Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2671, Longitude: -93.1566     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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