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The location of Westlawn Memorial Cemetery









A visit to the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery ...

The location of the Westlawn Memorial 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 Westlawn Memorial Cemetery ...

The Westlawn Memorial Cemetery is located in Jefferson Parish.

The parish seat for Jefferson Parish is located in Gretna. Gretna lies just to the northwest of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.9044°   (29° 54' 15")

Lon:   -90.0409°   (-90° 2' 27")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 40 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

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

Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Saint Bernard Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Ellen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Saint Bernard Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67453<3>

English Turn Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Plaquemines Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Firemens Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Firemens Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Girod Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

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

Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67668

Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Holt Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #734935

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Jewish Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

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

Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #67978

Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Masonic Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

A very large cemetery that lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68207

Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Oliver Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]

Located in Saint Bernard Parish

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

St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

A large cemetery that lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #533315

St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

A very large cemetery that lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #68885

St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Plaquemines Parish

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Valient Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Orleans Parish

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery

Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

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

Arabi   [Map]     Marrero   [Map]    
Avondale   [Map]     Meraux   [Map]    
Belle Chasse   [Map]     Metairie   [Map]    
Braithwaite   [Map]     Mohawk City   [Map]    
Bridge City   [Map]     New Orleans   [Map]    
Chalmette   [Map]     Pine Village   [Map]    
Crown Point   [Map]     Poydras   [Map]    
Elmwood   [Map]     Scarsdale   [Map]    
English Turn   [Map]     Terrytown   [Map]    
Estelle   [Map]     Timberlane   [Map]    
Gretna   [Map]     Violet   [Map]    
Harahan   [Map]     Westwego   [Map]    
Harvey   [Map]     Woodmere   [Map]    
Jefferson   [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 Westlawn Memorial Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jefferson Parish.

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

Arabi   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Bernard Parish
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
 
Belle Chasse   [Map]
 - Located in Plaquemines Parish
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
 
Braithwaite   [Map]
 - Located in Plaquemines Parish
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
 
Metairie   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery
 
New Orleans   [Map]
 - Located in Orleans Parish
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Westlawn Memorial 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 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 Westlawn Memorial Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #540339   (Name of Record: Westlawn Memorial Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 29.9043719     Lon: -90.0409044   [Map]
Elev: -1         Map Name: New Orleans East

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson Parish: www.jeffparish.net/

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 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 Westlawn Memorial Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9044, Longitude: -90.0409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Westlawn Memorial 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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