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The location of Guiding Light Cemetery









A visit to the Guiding Light Cemetery ...

The location of the Guiding Light 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 Guiding Light Cemetery ...

The Guiding Light Cemetery is located in Pike County.

The county seat for Pike County is located in Magnolia. Magnolia lies just to the north northwest of the Guiding Light Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   31.0760°   (31° 4' 33")

Lon:   -90.4032°   (-90° 24' 11")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 100 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Guiding Light Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Alford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Alfred Cook Cemetery   [Map]

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Alton Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Ann Tyler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Ansel Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Bala Chitto Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Barnes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Bluff Springs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Brewer - Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Burkhalter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Butler Cemetery (LA)   [Map]

Located in Tangipahoa Parish (LA)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Coney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Coney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Coney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Dickey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Durham Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Dykes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Ellzey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Felder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Felder Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Ford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Fortenberry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Fulham Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

German Cemetery (LA)   [Map]

Located in Tangipahoa Parish (LA)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Guy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Hall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Hinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Hinson - Knippers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Hucabee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Hucabee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Kendrick - Pounds Cemetery   [Map]

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

Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Knapp Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Lane - Lenoir Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Leggett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Magee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Magee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

McGehee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

McNabb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mullens Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Osyka Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Phelps Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Pound Cemetery   [Map]

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

Prescott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Progress Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Quin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rayborn - Easley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rice Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rills Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Rimes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Silver Springs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Slade Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Slaven Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Strickland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Tate Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Tate Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Terry Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Thornhill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Union Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Varnado Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #63389<3>

Varnado Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #63390

Varnado Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Varnado Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Varnado Cemetery   [Map]

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

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Guiding Light Cemetery.

Bacots   [Map]     Mount Hermon (LA)   [Map]    
Bear Town   [Map]     Osyka   [Map]    
Fluker (LA)   [Map]     Stoney Point (LA)   [Map]    
Holmesville   [Map]     Summit   [Map]    
Kentwood (LA)   [Map]     Sunny Hill (LA)   [Map]    
Magnolia   [Map]     Tangipahoa (LA)   [Map]    
McComb   [Map]     Tylertown   [Map]    
McElveen   [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 Guiding Light Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Pike County.

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

Amite City   [Map]
 - Located in Tangipahoa Parish (LA)
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Greensburg   [Map]
 - Located in Saint Helena Parish (LA)
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Kentwood   [Map]
 - Located in Tangipahoa Parish (LA)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
McComb   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Osyka   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Roseland   [Map]
 - Located in Tangipahoa Parish (LA)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Guiding Light Cemetery
 
Summit   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Guiding Light 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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Guiding Light Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

East Baton Rouge Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Copiah County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lamar County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lawrence County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Pearl River County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Walthall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #709913   (Name of Record: Guiding Light Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pike
Lat: 31.0760114     Lon: -90.4031507   [Map]
Elev: 110         Map Name: Osyka

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About Pike County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pike County: www.co.pike.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://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' (or point-to-point) 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 Guiding Light Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0760, Longitude: -90.4032     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Guiding Light 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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