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(Washington County, Mississippi)


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The location of Old Refuge Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Old Refuge Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Old Refuge Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Old Refuge Cemetery...

The Old Refuge Cemetery is located in Washington County. The county seat for Washington County is located in Greenville.

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

Lat:   33.3104°   (33° 18' 37")

Lon:   -91.1348°   (-91° 8' 5")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Old Refuge Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Old Refuge Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Washington County.

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

Dermott   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Greenville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Lake Village   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Leland   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
McGehee   [Map]
 - Located in Desha County (AR)
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 22 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Refuge Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bayou Macon Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Chinese Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Davies Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Graymound Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Greenland Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Greenlawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Greenville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Holly Grove Cemetery #2 (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Jennie Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #54544<4>
 
Jewish Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Lakeport Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Lakeview Gardens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Liberty Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Live Oaks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Old Lakeport Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hope Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Red Leaf Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
St. John Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
St. Luke Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Tolliver Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Woodson Temple Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Old Refuge Cemetery
 
Yellow Bayou Cemetery (AR)   [Map]
 - Located in Chicot County (AR)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Old Refuge Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old Refuge Cemetery.

Arcola   [Map]Eudora (AR)   [Map]Lake Village (AR)   [Map]
Arkansas City (AR)   [Map]Forrest City   [Map]Leland   [Map]
Benoit   [Map]Grapeland   [Map]Metcalfe   [Map]
Byrne City   [Map]Greenville   [Map]Montrose (AR)   [Map]
Choctaw   [Map]Hollandale   [Map]New Town   [Map]
Delta City   [Map]Jerome (AR)   [Map]Panther Burn   [Map]
Dermott (AR)   [Map]Kilbourne (LA)   [Map]Portland (AR)   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

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 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 - 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 Old Refuge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Ashley County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chicot County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Desha County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
East Carroll Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morehouse Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
West Carroll Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amite County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bolivar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Humphreys County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Issaquena County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leflore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharkey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sunflower County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yazoo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #675228   (Name of Record: Old Refuge Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 33.3103955     Lon: -91.1348312   [Map]
Elev: 38         Map Name: Red Leaf

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3104, Longitude: -91.1348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old Refuge Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Old Refuge Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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