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A visit to the Westlawn Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has a MACRIS<1> database entry for the Westlawn Cemetery (MACRIS ID #WSR.807). Once on the MACRIS page, look for the dark blue INV icon on the line 'Inventory Number: WSR.807'. Click on this link to open a PDF document with more detailed information contained on scanned documents.

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Westlawn Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Westlawn Cemetery

The Westlawn Cemetery is located in Middlesex County<2>.

The county seat for Middlesex County is located in Cambridge. Cambridge lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the southeast of the Westlawn Cemetery .

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

Lat:   42.5712°   (42° 34' 16")

Lon:   -71.4665°   (-71° 27' 59")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Westlawn Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Westlawn Cemetery.

  • Acton [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
    • Acton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
  • Ayer [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
    • Ayer [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Westlawn Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayer
  • Ayres City [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayres City
    • Ayres City [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayres City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayres City
  • Babbatasset Village [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Babbatasset Village
    • Babbatasset Village [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Babbatasset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Babbatasset Village
  • Continue List   (23 more) ...
    • Boxborough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxborough
      • Boxborough [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxborough
    • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle Station
      • Carlisle Station [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle Station
    • Carlisle [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
    • Centre Village [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Village
      • Centre Village [Middlesex County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelmsford
      • Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelmsford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelmsford
    • Dunstable [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunstable
      • Dunstable [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunstable
    • East Pepperell [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Pepperell
      • East Pepperell [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Pepperell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Pepperell
    • Forge Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forge Village
      • Forge Village [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forge Village
    • Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
      • Groton [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
    • Harvard [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [Worcester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
    • Littleton Common [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton Common
      • Littleton Common [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton Common
    • Littleton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Middlesex County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
    • Middlesex Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex Village
      • Middlesex Village [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesex Village
    • New Town [Middlesex County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Middlesex County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • North Chelmsford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Chelmsford
      • North Chelmsford [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Chelmsford
    • Paper Mill Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mill Village
      • Paper Mill Village [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paper Mill Village
    • Princeton Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton Village
      • Princeton Village [Middlesex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton Village
    • Shaker Village [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaker Village
      • Shaker Village [Worcester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaker Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaker Village
    • Tyngsbororough [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyngsbororough
      • Tyngsbororough [Middlesex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyngsbororough have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyngsbororough
    • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Nagog Woods
      • Village of Nagog Woods [Middlesex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Nagog Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Nagog Woods
    • West Concord [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Concord
      • West Concord [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Concord
    • West Groton [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Groton
      • West Groton [Middlesex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Groton
    • Westford [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westford
      • Westford [Middlesex County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westford

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Middlesex County.

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

  • Acton
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Acton.
    • Acton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Westlawn Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
  • Ayer
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Ayer.
    • Ayer lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the West (W) of the Westlawn Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayer
  • Carlisle
  • Chelmsford
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Continue List   (3 more)
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Groton.
      • Groton lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Harvard
    • Westford

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 30 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Westlawn Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Middlesex County.

  • Center Cemetery [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Center Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Westlawn Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Cemetery
  • Central Cemetery [Middlesex County]
  • Fairview Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Continue List   (26 more) ...
    • Flint Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flint Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flint Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Flint Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Cemetery
      • Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #TYN.805<1>
    • Forefathers Burying Ground [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forefathers Burying Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forefathers Burying Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forefathers Burying Ground
    • Forest Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Cemetery
    • Green Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Groton Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Harvard Center Cemetery [Worcester County]
    • Heart Pond Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Hillsde Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillsde Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillsde Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsde Cemetery
    • Marys Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marys Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marys Cemetery
    • Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hermon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hermon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hermon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hermon Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • New South Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New South Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New South Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New South Cemetery
    • North Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Cemetery
      • North Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • North Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hill Cemetery - North Burying Ground
      • Hill Cemetery
      • North Burying Ground
      • Old North Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Cemetery
      • Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #BXB.801<1>
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251970<5>
    • Old South Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old South Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old South Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old South Cemetery
    • Pine Ridge Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Ridge Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge Cemetery
    • Polish Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polish Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • St. Catherine of Alexanderia Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • St. Josephs Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • The St. Marys Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located in Ayer.More accurately, St. Marys Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Westlawn Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #91633<5>
    • Sherburne Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Westlawn Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Woodbine Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Woodlawn Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Woodlawn Cemetery [Middlesex County]
    • Wright Cemetery [Middlesex County]

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Westlawn Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #601581  (Westlawn Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #601581 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Westford
    • County: Middlesex         Elev: 68
    • Location given for GNIS #601581 (Westlawn Cemetery)
    • Lat: 42.5709248           Lon: -71.4667308
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.
  • Referenced MACRIS Record:  WSR.807

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Middlesex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 Westlawn Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5712, Longitude: -71.4665    
<4>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.
<5>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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