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The location of Williamson Cemetery









A visit to the Williamson Cemetery ...

The location of the Williamson 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 Williamson Cemetery ...

The Williamson Cemetery is located in Bienville Parish.

The parish seat for Bienville Parish is located in Arcadia. Arcadia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Williamson Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   32.4199°   (32° 25' 11")

Lon:   -93.0791°   (-93° 4' 44")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Williamson Cemetery.

Alberta   [Map]     Lucky   [Map]    
Arcadia   [Map]     Minden   [Map]    
Athens   [Map]     Mount Lebanon   [Map]    
Bienville   [Map]     Ringgold   [Map]    
Bryceland   [Map]     Saline   [Map]    
Castor   [Map]     Sibley   [Map]    
Dubberly   [Map]     Simsboro   [Map]    
Gibsland   [Map]     Taylor   [Map]    
Heflin   [Map]     Yellow Pine   [Map]    
Jamestown   [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 Williamson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Bienville Parish.

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

Arcadia   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Williamson Cemetery
 
Gibsland   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Williamson Cemetery
 
Minden   [Map]
 - Located in Webster Parish
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Williamson Cemetery
 
Mount Lebanon   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Williamson Cemetery
 
Ringgold   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Williamson 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 professional and volunteer 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 Williamson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Bienville Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caddo Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita 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

 
Union Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Williamson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]

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

Colbert Cemetery   [Map]

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

Game Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Webster Parish

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

Holder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Williamson Cemetery

Moore Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Webster Parish

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

Mt. Gillard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the Williamson Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Old Castor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Williamson Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1983209<3>

Pine Grove African-American Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Williamson Cemetery

Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Williamson Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sparta Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Williamson Cemetery

Tomlinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west (W) of the Williamson Cemetery

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Williamson Cemetery

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Webster Parish

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

Walker Community African-American Cemetery   [Map]

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

Whitley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Williamson Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Williamson 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 Williamson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #540440   (Name of Record: Williamson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Bienville
Lat: 32.419877     Lon: -93.0790517   [Map]
Elev: 97         Map Name: Sailes

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Bienville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 Williamson Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4199, Longitude: -93.0791     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Williamson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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