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The location of Byrd Cemetery









A visit to the Byrd Cemetery ...

The location of the Byrd 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 Byrd Cemetery ...

The Byrd Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Pascagoula.

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

Lat:   30.6307°   (30° 37' 50")

Lon:   -88.7667°   (-88° 46' 0")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Byrd Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Cain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Flurry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in George County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Flurry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in George County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Ladner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Ramsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Ramsey Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Byrd Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2288436<3>
 
Seymour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Byrd Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Byrd Cemetery.

Americus   [Map]     Helena   [Map]    
Big Point   [Map]     Hickory Hills   [Map]    
Biloxi   [Map]     Hurley   [Map]    
Brewton   [Map]     Latimer   [Map]    
Coalville   [Map]     Lorraine Community   [Map]    
Coll Town   [Map]     Martin Bluff   [Map]    
D'Iberville   [Map]     Moss Point   [Map]    
Escatawpa   [Map]     Ocean Springs   [Map]    
Fountainebleau   [Map]     Saint Martin   [Map]    
Gautier   [Map]     Vancleave   [Map]    
Gulf Hills   [Map]     Wade   [Map]    
Gulf Park Estates   [Map]     Wool Market   [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 Byrd Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jackson County.

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

Biloxi   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Gautier   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Moss Point   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Ocean Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Byrd 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, the UsGenWeb Project 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 Byrd Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baldwin County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mobile County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forrest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
George County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pearl River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Byrd 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 Byrd Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #692789   (Name of Record: Byrd Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 30.6307493     Lon: -88.7666952   [Map]
Elev: 40         Map Name: Vestry

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Byrd Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6307, Longitude: -88.7667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Byrd 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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