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The location of West Family Cemetery









A visit to the West Family Cemetery ...

The location of the West Family 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 Family Cemetery ...

The West Family Cemetery is located in Houston County. The county seat for Houston County is located in Caledonia.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the West Family Cemetery

Lat:   43.7550°   (43° 45' 18")

Lon:   -91.3654°   (-91° 21' 55")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the West Family 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 Less than 2 miles<2> of the West Family Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Christoph Hammer Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Convent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Crucifixion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Family Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #82138<3>
 
Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Fairbanks Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Forest Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Frederick Hammer Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Hackett's Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Hargreaves Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Hoffman Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Immanuel German Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Loretta Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Mound Prairie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Neumann Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Pine Creek Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Ruff Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
St. Patricks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Sheldon Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Tabor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Toledo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Union Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Union Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Veterans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Vix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Woodlawn Cemetery (WI)   [Map]
 - Located in La Crosse County (WI)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the West Family Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Family Cemetery.

Barre (WI)   [Map]     Hokah   [Map]    
Bergen (WI)   [Map]     Holmen (WI)   [Map]    
Brice Prairie (WI)   [Map]     Houston   [Map]    
Brownsville   [Map]     La Crescent   [Map]    
Caledonia   [Map]     La Crosse (WI)   [Map]    
Campbell (WI)   [Map]     Medary (WI)   [Map]    
Chaseburg (WI)   [Map]     Onalaska (WI)   [Map]    
Dakota   [Map]     Onalaska (WI)   [Map]    
French Island (WI)   [Map]     Shelby (WI)   [Map]    
Genoa (WI)   [Map]     Shelby (WI)   [Map]    
Greenfield (WI)   [Map]     Stoddard (WI)   [Map]    
Hamburg (WI)   [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 Family Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Houston County.

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

Brownsville   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Caledonia   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Hokah   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Holmen   [Map]
 - Located in La Crosse County (WI)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Houston   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the West Family Cemetery
 
La Crescent   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
La Crosse   [Map]
 - Located in La Crosse County (WI)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Onalaska   [Map]
 - Located in La Crosse County (WI)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Stoddard   [Map]
 - Located in Vernon County (WI)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Family Cemetery
 
Trempealeau   [Map]
 - Located in Trempealeau County (WI)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of the West Family Cemetery
 
West Salem   [Map]
 - Located in La Crosse County (WI)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Family 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, the UsGenWeb Project 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 West Family Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Minnesota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Houston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allamakee County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clayton County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winneshiek County (IA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fillmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Olmsted County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wabasha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winona County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buffalo County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
La Crosse County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richland County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Trempealeau County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vernon County (WI):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Minnesota:

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

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 Minnesota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the West Family 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 Family Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2050420   (Name of Record: West Family Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Houston
Lat: 43.7549673     Lon: -91.3654156   [Map]
Elev: 211         Map Name: La Crescent

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Houston County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Minnesota: www.state.mn.us/


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 obstructions 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 Family Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7550, Longitude: -91.3654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Family 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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