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The location of Union Cemetery









A visit to the Union 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 Union Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Union Cemetery (FAG ID #1992163)

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 Union Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   41.1425°   (41° 8' 32")

Lon:   -97.4314°   (-97° 25' 53")

Union Cemetery is located in Polk County.

The county seat for Polk County is located in Osceola. Osceola lies just to the West Northwest of the Union Cemetery [Map].

Establishment of the Union Cemetery ...

The Union Cemetery was established in 1870.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1960384
 
Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100403
 
Cedar Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100472
 
Circle Mound Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100487
 
Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Union Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100627
 
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery West   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2139811
 
Graceland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #156507
 
Hoffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100778
 
Osceola Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #252278
 
Rising Sun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101215
 
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran- Orton   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2405101
 
St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2373595
 
Stromsburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101502
 
Surprise Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101516
 
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101607

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Union Cemetery.

Arborville   [Map]     Polk   [Map]    
Bee   [Map]     Rising City   [Map]    
Bellwood   [Map]     Shelby   [Map]    
Benedict   [Map]     Silver Creek   [Map]    
Carriage House Estates   [Map]     Staplehurst   [Map]    
Clarks   [Map]     Stromsburg   [Map]    
Columbus   [Map]     Surprise   [Map]    
David City   [Map]     Tamora   [Map]    
Duncan   [Map]     Thayer   [Map]    
Dwight   [Map]     Ulysses   [Map]    
Garrison   [Map]     Utica   [Map]    
Gresham   [Map]     Waco   [Map]    
Millerton   [Map]     York   [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 Union Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Polk County.

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

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Bellwood   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Union Cemetery
 
Benedict   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Clarks   [Map]
 - Located in Merrick County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Union Cemetery
 
Columbus   [Map]
 - Located in Platte County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) of the Union Cemetery
 
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David City   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Union Cemetery
 
Dwight   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Garrison   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of the Union Cemetery
 
Gresham   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Osceola   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Polk   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Rising City   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Shelby   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Union Cemetery
 
Silver Creek   [Map]
 - Located in Merrick County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Union Cemetery
 
Staplehurst   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Union Cemetery
 
Stromsburg   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Union Cemetery
 
Surprise   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Tamora   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Ulysses   [Map]
 - Located in Butler County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Union Cemetery
 
Utica   [Map]
 - Located in Seward County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Union Cemetery
 
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Waco   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of the Union Cemetery
 
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York   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Union Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Union Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Polk County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
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Butler County:     Cyndi's
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Clay County:     Cyndi's
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Colfax County:     Cyndi's
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Cuming County:     Cyndi's
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Dodge County:     Cyndi's
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Fillmore County:     Cyndi's
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Hall County:     Cyndi's
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Hamilton County:     Cyndi's
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Howard County:     Cyndi's
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Lancaster County:     Cyndi's
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Merrick County:     Cyndi's
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Nance County:     Cyndi's
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Platte County:     Cyndi's
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Saline County:     Cyndi's
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Saunders County:     Cyndi's
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Seward County:     Cyndi's
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York County:     Cyndi's
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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 Union Cemetery (FAG ID #1992163)
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Nebraska,
Cemeteries of Polk 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 Union Cemetery ...

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1881482   (Name of Record: Thelen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Polk
Lat: 41.1425139     Lon: -97.4314361   [Map]
Elev: 490         Map Name: Shelby

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #1992163

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Polk County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Union Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1425, Longitude: -97.4314     [Map].

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