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The location of Westover Cemetery









A visit to the Westover Cemetery ...

The location of the Westover 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 Westover Cemetery ...

The Westover Cemetery is located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The parish seat for West Baton Rouge Parish is located in Port Allen. Port Allen lies just to the east southeast of the Westover Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.4788°   (30° 28' 43")

Lon:   -91.2890°   (-91° 17' 20")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Westover Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

Alford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Allendale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Westover Cemetery

Benevolent Society Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Westover Cemetery

Greater Shiloh Missionary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Westover Cemetery

St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east northeast (ENE) of the Westover Cemetery

Silvery Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Westover Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Westover Cemetery.

Addis   [Map]     Hermitage   [Map]    
Baker   [Map]     Lakeland   [Map]    
Baton Rouge   [Map]     Lynwood Village   [Map]    
Beauregard Town   [Map]     Maribel Village   [Map]    
Brownfields   [Map]     Merrydale   [Map]    
Brusly   [Map]     Morrisonville   [Map]    
Carey   [Map]     Port Allen   [Map]    
Devalls   [Map]     Rosedale   [Map]    
Erwinville   [Map]     Rougon   [Map]    
Essen   [Map]     Tristian Village   [Map]    
Gardere   [Map]     Westminster   [Map]    
Glynn   [Map]     Zion City   [Map]    
Grosse Tete   [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 Westover Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

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

Baker   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Westover Cemetery
 
Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located in East Baton Rouge Parish
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westover Cemetery
 
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Westover 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 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 Westover Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to West 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
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena 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 Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite 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 West Baton Rouge 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 Westover 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 Westover Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #551099   (Name of Record: Westover Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: West Baton Rouge
Lat: 30.4788018     Lon: -91.2889982   [Map]
Elev: 6         Map Name: Lobdell

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About West Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Baton Rouge Parish: www.wbrcouncil.org/

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 Westover Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4788, Longitude: -91.2890     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Westover Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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