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The location of Platte Valley Cemetery









A visit to the Platte Valley Cemetery ...

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 Platte Valley Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Platte Valley Cemetery (FAG ID #101139)

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 Platte Valley Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   40.6427°   (40° 38' 33")

Lon:   -99.5034°   (-99° 30' 12")

Platte Valley Cemetery is located in Phelps County.

The county seat for Phelps County is located in Holdrege. Holdrege lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South Southeast of the Platte Valley Cemetery [Map].

Establishment of the Platte Valley Cemetery ...

The Platte Valley Cemetery was established in 1881.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Adullam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2299727
 
Elm Creek Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #198696
 
Elm Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2136568
 
Immanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100823
 
Moses Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1962107
 
Overton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dawson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101098
 
Plum Creek Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1868811
 
Robb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Gosper County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101224
 
Sandstrom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101426
 
Williamsburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1964882

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Platte Valley Cemetery.

Amherst   [Map]     Kearney   [Map]    
Atlanta   [Map]     Lexington   [Map]    
Axtell   [Map]     Loomis   [Map]    
Bertrand   [Map]     Miller   [Map]    
Darr   [Map]     Odessa   [Map]    
Elm Creek   [Map]     Overton   [Map]    
Elwood   [Map]     Riverdale   [Map]    
Funk   [Map]     Smithfield   [Map]    
Holdrege   [Map]     Sumner   [Map]    
Kearney City   [Map]     Westmark   [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 Platte Valley Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Phelps County.

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

Amherst   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Axtell   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Bertrand   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Eddyville   [Map]
 - Located in Dawson County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Elm Creek   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Elwood   [Map]
 - Located in Gosper County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Eustis   [Map]
 - Located in Frontier County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Funk   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Holdrege   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Kearney   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East (E) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Dawson County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Loomis   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Miller   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Overton   [Map]
 - Located in Dawson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located in Furnas County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Ragan   [Map]
 - Located in Harlan County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Sartoria   [Map]
 - Located in Buffalo County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Smithfield   [Map]
 - Located in Gosper County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Platte Valley Cemetery
 
Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Platte Valley Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 - 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 Platte Valley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Phelps County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Norton County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Phillips County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smith County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buffalo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Custer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dawson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frontier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Furnas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gosper County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harlan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kearney County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Red Willow County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sherman County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster 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:   The Platte Valley Cemetery (FAG ID #101139)
 
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 Platte Valley Cemetery ...

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #832157   (Name of Record: Platte Valley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Phelps
Lat: 40.6425091     Lon: -99.5031598   [Map]
Elev: 711         Map Name: Overton

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #101139

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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. 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 Platte Valley Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6427, Longitude: -99.5034     [Map].

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