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The location of Surprise Cemetery









A visit to the Surprise 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 Surprise Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Surprise Cemetery (FAG ID #101516)

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 Surprise Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   41.0909°   (41° 5' 27")

Lon:   -97.3099°   (-97° 18' 35")

Surprise Cemetery is located in Butler County.

The county seat for Butler County is located in David City. David City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the Northeast of the Surprise Cemetery [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Surprise Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100403
 
Cedar Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100472
 
Circle Mound Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100487
 
Dewitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100541
 
Dewitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100627
 
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery East   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997756
 
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery West   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2139811
 
Faith Lutheran Church - North   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404925
 
Garrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2307573
 
Graceland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #156507
 
Grim Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100720
 
Hoffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100778
 
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2324751
 
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2367813
 
Karpisek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100849
 
Our Redeemer Lutheran Country Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2224291
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101151
 
Rising Sun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101215
 
St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101349
 
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran- Orton   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2405101
 
St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2373595
 
Ulysses Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101559
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1992163

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Surprise Cemetery.

Bee   [Map]     Rising City   [Map]    
Bellwood   [Map]     Seward   [Map]    
Benedict   [Map]     Shelby   [Map]    
Brainard   [Map]     Staplehurst   [Map]    
David City   [Map]     Stromsburg   [Map]    
Dwight   [Map]     Surprise   [Map]    
Garland   [Map]     Tamora   [Map]    
Garrison   [Map]     Thayer   [Map]    
Goehner   [Map]     Ulysses   [Map]    
Gresham   [Map]     Utica   [Map]    
Millerton   [Map]     Waco   [Map]    
Osceola   [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 Surprise Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Butler County.

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

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Beaver Crossing   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Bellwood   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Benedict   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Brainard   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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David City   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Dwight   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Garrison   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Goehner   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Gresham   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Osceola   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Rising City   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Seward   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Shelby   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Staplehurst   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Stromsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Surprise   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Tamora   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Ulysses   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
Utica   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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Waco   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Surprise Cemetery
 
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York   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Surprise 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 - 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 Surprise Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Butler County:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
 
Find-A-Grave:   The Surprise Cemetery (FAG ID #101516)
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Nebraska,
Cemeteries of Butler 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 Nebraska

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Surprise Cemetery ...

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #833957   (Name of Record: Surprise Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Butler
Lat: 41.0908463     Lon: -97.3100439   [Map]
Elev: 491         Map Name: Surprise

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #101516

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.ne.us/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.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. 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 Surprise Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0909, Longitude: -97.3099     [Map].

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

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