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(Bolivar County, Mississippi)


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Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Shaw Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Shaw Cemetery (FAG ID #155979)

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 seven sections:

The Location of the Shaw Cemetery...

The Shaw Cemetery is located in Bolivar County. The county seat for Bolivar County is located in Cleveland.

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

Lat:   33.6049°   (33° 36' 17")

Lon:   -90.7807°   (-90° 46' 50")

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Shaw Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Shaw Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

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

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

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Drew   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Indianola   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Leland   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Washington County
 
Mound Bayou   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Ruleville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Shaw Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Asia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Beaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Boyer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Chrisman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Delta Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Egypt Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Heads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Washington County
 
Helm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Washington County
 
Hillhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Mexican Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
New Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Old Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Shaw Cemetery
 
St. James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Shaw Cemetery
 - Located in Washington County

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 Shaw Cemetery.

Benoit   [Map]Indianola   [Map]Pace   [Map]
Beulah   [Map]Leland   [Map]Renova   [Map]
Boyle   [Map]Longshot   [Map]Ruleville   [Map]
Choctaw   [Map]Merigold   [Map]Scott   [Map]
Christmas   [Map]Metcalfe   [Map]Shaw   [Map]
Cleveland   [Map]Moorhead   [Map]Sunflower   [Map]
Doddsville   [Map]Mound Bayou   [Map]White City   [Map]
Grapeland   [Map]Mound City   [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 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 - 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 Shaw Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Bolivar 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    
Jefferson County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amite County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coahoma County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grenada 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    
Leflore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Quitman 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    
Tallahatchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Bolivar County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     The Shaw Cemetery (FAG ID #155979)
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Mississippi

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 Shaw Cemetery ...

While our initial data for the Shaw Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Shaw Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Shaw Cemetery.

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #155979

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: www.ms.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from . 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 Shaw Cemetery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6049, Longitude: -90.7807     [Map].

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