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The location of Zion Cemetery









A visit to the Zion Cemetery ...

The location of the Zion 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 Zion Cemetery ...

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

Lat:   40.2056°   (40° 12' 20")

Lon:   -99.2365°   (-99° 14' 11")

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

Zion Cemetery is located in Harlan County.

The county seat for Harlan County is located in Alma. Alma lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest of the Zion Cemetery [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 14 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Zion Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #541116<3>
 
Antelope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Bainbridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Blauvelt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Freewater Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Hildreth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Orleans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1972604
 
Prairie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Phelps County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Republican City Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Zion Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101207
 
St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Wilcox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101626

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 Zion Cemetery.

Alma   [Map]     Macon   [Map]    
Atlanta   [Map]     Mascot   [Map]    
Axtell   [Map]     Naponee   [Map]    
Bloomington   [Map]     Orleans   [Map]    
Flynn Junction   [Map]     Oxford   [Map]    
Franklin   [Map]     Ragan   [Map]    
Funk   [Map]     Republican City   [Map]    
Hildreth   [Map]     Stamford   [Map]    
Holdrege   [Map]     Upland   [Map]    
Huntley   [Map]     Wilcox   [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 Zion Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Harlan County.

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

Alma   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located in Phelps County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Axtell   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Bloomington   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Funk   [Map]
 - Located in Phelps County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Hildreth   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Holdrege   [Map]
 - Located in Phelps County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Long Island   [Map]
 - Located in Phillips County (KS)
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Loomis   [Map]
 - Located in Phelps County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Minden   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Naponee   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Orleans   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located in Furnas County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Ragan   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Republican City   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Riverton   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Stamford   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Upland   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Wilcox   [Map]
 - Located in Kearney County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion 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 helpful 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 Zion Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Nebraska:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Harlan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Graham County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jewell County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Norton County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Osborne County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Phillips County (KS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rooks 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

 
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

 
Kearney County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Phelps 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:   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 Zion 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 Zion Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #834930   (Name of Record: Zion Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Harlan
Lat: 40.2055673     Lon: -99.2364822   [Map]
Elev: 632         Map Name: Republican City NW

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Harlan County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Zion Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2056, Longitude: -99.2365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Zion 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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