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(Bolivar County, Mississippi)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Smith 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 Smith Cemetery...

The Smith 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 Smith Cemetery

Lat:   33.7784°   (33° 46' 42")

Lon:   -90.7190°   (-90° 43' 8")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Smith 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 Smith 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 Smith Cemetery.

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Drew   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of the Smith Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
Mound Bayou   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Rosedale   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Ruleville   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Smith Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Smith Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Chrisman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Delta Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Smith Cemetery
 
El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Smith Cemetery
 - Located in Sunflower County
 
New Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Old Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Smith Cemetery
 
Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Smith Cemetery
 
St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Smith Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Smith Cemetery.

Beulah   [Map]Gunnison   [Map]Renova   [Map]
Boyle   [Map]Hushpuckena   [Map]Ruleville   [Map]
Choctaw   [Map]Longshot   [Map]Shaw   [Map]
Christmas   [Map]Merigold   [Map]Shelby   [Map]
Cleveland   [Map]Mound Bayou   [Map]White City   [Map]
Doddsville   [Map]Mound City   [Map]Winstonville   [Map]
Drew   [Map]Pace   [Map]Wright   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Smith 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    
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    
Lincoln County (AR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe 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    
Panola 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    
Yalobusha 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:     Home Page
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 Smith 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 Smith Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #677909   (Name of Record: Smith Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Bolivar
Lat: 33.7784463     Lon: -90.7189856   [Map]
Elev: 42         Map Name: Merigold

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Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

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 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: 33.7784, Longitude: -90.7190     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Smith 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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