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The location of Bower Cemetery









A visit to the Bower Cemetery ...

The location of the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Bower Cemetery

Lat:   40.2622°   (40° 15' 43")

Lon:   -97.1520°   (-97° 9' 7")

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

Bower Cemetery is located in Jefferson County.

The county seat for Jefferson County is located in Fairbury. Fairbury lies just to the South of the Bower Cemetery [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Bower Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bartel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Fairbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Grandy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Harbine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Jansen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Megli Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Old Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Plainview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101135<3>
 
Plummers Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101181
 
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Richland Center Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Howard County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
South Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101468
 
Swan Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101522
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101562
 
Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Bower Cemetery.

Alexandria   [Map]     Ohiowa   [Map]    
Daykin   [Map]     Plymouth   [Map]    
De Witt   [Map]     Powell   [Map]    
Diller   [Map]     Reynolds   [Map]    
Endicott   [Map]     Steele City   [Map]    
Fairbury   [Map]     Swanton   [Map]    
Gilead   [Map]     Tobias   [Map]    
Harbine   [Map]     Western   [Map]    
Jansen   [Map]     Wilber   [Map]    
Milligan   [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 Bower Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jefferson County.

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

Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located in Thayer County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Beatrice   [Map]
 - Located in Gage County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Belvidere   [Map]
 - Located in Thayer County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Bruning   [Map]
 - Located in Thayer County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Daykin   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
De Witt   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Diller   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Endicott   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Fairbury   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Hollenberg   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (KS)
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Jansen   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Milligan   [Map]
 - Located in Fillmore County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Ohiowa   [Map]
 - Located in Fillmore County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Steele City   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Swanton   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Tobias   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Western   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Wilber   [Map]
 - Located in Saline County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower 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 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 Bower Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clay County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cloud County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jewell County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Republic County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fillmore County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gage County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Howard County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nuckolls County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Otoe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pawnee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saline County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Thayer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
York County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Nebraska
 

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 Nebraska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #827581   (Name of Record: Bower Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 40.2622236     Lon: -97.1519802   [Map]
Elev: 441         Map Name: Western SW

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nebraska

About Jefferson County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Bower Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2622, Longitude: -97.1520     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bower 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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