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The location of West Union Cemetery









A visit to the West 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 West Union Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The West Union Cemetery (FAG ID #101615)

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 West Union Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   40.0601°   (40° 3' 36")

Lon:   -101.2853°   (-101° 17' 7")

West Union Cemetery is located in Hitchcock County.

The county seat for Hitchcock County is located in Trenton. Trenton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the East Northeast of the West Union Cemetery [Map].

Establishment of the West Union Cemetery ...

The West Union Cemetery was:

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ash Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dundy County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100341
 
Benkelman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dundy County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100375
 
Enterprise Cemetery (KS)   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Highland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dundy County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100755
 
Immaculate Conception Cemetery (KS)   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Max Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Dundy County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #100955
 
Mayflower Cemetery (KS)   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the West Union Cemetery
 
McCabe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2407843
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101160
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2152151
 
Rosefield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101243
 
St. Cyril Cemetery (KS)   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
St. Johns Cemetery (KS)   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the West Union Cemetery.

Atwood (KS)   [Map]     Max   [Map]    
Beardsley (KS)   [Map]     McDonald (KS)   [Map]    
Benkelman   [Map]     Ough   [Map]    
Beverly   [Map]     Palisade   [Map]    
Bird City (KS)   [Map]     Parks   [Map]    
Culbertson   [Map]     Stratton   [Map]    
Hamlet   [Map]     Trenton   [Map]    
Ludell (KS)   [Map]     Wauneta   [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 West Union Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Hitchcock County.

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

Atwood   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Benkelman   [Map]
 - Located in Dundy County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Bird City   [Map]
 - Located in Cheyenne County (KS)
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Culbertson   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Herndon   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Ludell   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
McDonald   [Map]
 - Located in Rawlins County (KS)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Palisade   [Map]
 - Located in Hayes County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Stratton   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Trenton   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Wauneta   [Map]
 - Located in Chase County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) of the West Union 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 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 West Union Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Hitchcock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Yuma County (CO):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cheyenne County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rawlins County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sherman County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Thomas County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chase County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dundy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Frontier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hayes 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

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Nebraska:

Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Nebraska
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Nebraska
 
Find-A-Grave:   The West Union Cemetery (FAG ID #101615)
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Nebraska,
Cemeteries of Hitchcock 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 West Union Cemetery ...

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #834629   (Name of Record: West Union Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Hitchcock
Lat: 40.0599972     Lon: -101.2834955   [Map]
Elev: 937         Map Name: Max SE

Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:   FAG ID #101615

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hitchcock County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hitchcock County: www.co.hitchcock.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 'straight-line' 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 West Union Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0601, Longitude: -101.2853     [Map].

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