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A visit to the Prospect Cemetery ...

The location of the Prospect 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. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Prospect Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Prospect Cemetery

The Prospect Cemetery is located in Queens County<2>.

The county seat for Queens County is located in Jamaica. Jamaica lies just to the east of the Prospect Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Prospect Cemetery

Lat:   40.7014°   (40° 42' 5")

Lon:   -73.7997°   (-73° 47' 58")

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

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Prospect Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Prospect Cemetery.

  • Bayside [Queens County]
  • Bellerose Terrace [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellerose Terrace
    • Bellerose Terrace [Nassau County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellerose Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellerose Terrace
  • Bellerose [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellerose
    • Bellerose [Nassau County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellerose have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellerose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellerose<4>
  • Corona [Queens County]
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Douglaston [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglaston
      • Douglaston [Queens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglaston have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglaston<4>
    • Elmhurst [Queens County]
    • Elmont [Nassau County]
    • Floral Park [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral Park
      • Floral Park [Nassau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,735 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floral Park<4>
    • Flushing [Queens County]
    • Forest Hills [Queens County]
    • Fresh Pond [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fresh Pond
      • Fresh Pond [Queens County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Prospect Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fresh Pond
    • Glendale [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Queens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Prospect Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jackson Heights [Queens County]
    • Jamaica [Queens County]
    • Kew Gardens [Queens County]
    • Lefrak City [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lefrak City
      • Lefrak City [Queens County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lefrak City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lefrak City
    • Little Neck [Queens County]
    • Maspeth [Queens County]
    • Middle Village [Queens County]
    • North Valley Stream [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Valley Stream
      • North Valley Stream [Nassau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Valley Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Valley Stream
    • Queens Village [Queens County]
    • Queens [Queens County]
    • Richmond Hill [Queens County]
    • Ridgewood [Queens County]
    • Rochdale Village [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochdale Village
      • Rochdale Village [Queens County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochdale Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochdale Village
    • South Floral Park [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Floral Park
      • South Floral Park [Nassau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,782 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Floral Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Floral Park
    • South Valley Stream [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Valley Stream
      • South Valley Stream [Nassau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Prospect Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Valley Stream have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Valley Stream
    • Valley Stream [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Stream
      • Valley Stream [Nassau County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Prospect Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 37,196 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Stream
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Stream<4>

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Prospect Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Queens County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Prospect Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 58 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Prospect Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Acacia Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acacia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Acacia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acacia Cemetery
  • Ahawith Chesed Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ahawith Chesed Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ahawith Chesed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ahawith Chesed Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Prospect Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahawith Chesed Cemetery
  • B'nai Jeshurum & Shereth Israel Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Jeshurum & Shereth Israel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Jeshurum & Shereth Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on B'nai Jeshurum & Shereth Israel Cemetery
  • Bayside Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bayside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bayside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayside Cemetery
  • Continue List   (54 more) ...
    • Beth David Cemetery [Nassau County]
    • Beth El Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Calvary Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Canarsie Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Cypress Hills Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Cypress Hills Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cypress Hills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cypress Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Hills Cemetery
    • Cypress Hills National Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Elmont Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmont Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmont Cemetery
    • The Evergreens Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Flushing Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flushing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flushing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flushing Cemetery
    • Fourth Calvary Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Hungarian Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hungarian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hungarian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungarian Cemetery
    • Knollwood Park Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knollwood Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knollwood Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knollwood Park Cemetery
    • Knollwood Park Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knollwood Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knollwood Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knollwood Park Cemetery
    • Lawrence Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawrence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lawrence Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence Cemetery
    • Linden Hill Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Linden Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Linden Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden Hill Cemetery
    • Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Machpelah Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Maimonides Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Maimonides - Elmont Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maimonides - Elmont Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maimonides - Elmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maimonides - Elmont Cemetery
    • Maple Grove Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Montefiore Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Most Holy Trinity Cemetery [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
      • Most Holy Trinity Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Henicke Cemetery
      • Holy Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Most Holy Trinity Cemetery
    • Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Carmel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Mt. Judah Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Mt. Marys Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Marys Cemetery
    • Mt. Neboh Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Mt. St. Mary Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery [Queens County]
    • New Calvary Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Calvary Cemetery
      • New Calvary Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Calvary Cemetery
    • New Union Field Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Union Field Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Union Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Union Field Cemetery
    • Old Springfield Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Springfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Springfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Springfield Cemetery
    • Pauper Burial Ground [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pauper Burial Ground
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pauper Burial Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauper Burial Ground
    • Rockville Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockville Cemetery
      • Rockville Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville Cemetery
    • St. John RC Cemetery [Queens County]
    • St. Johns Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery [Queens County]
    • St. Marys Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • St. Michaels Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Michaels Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michaels Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Salem Fields Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Second Calvary Cemetery [Queens County]
    • Trinity Cemetery [Kings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Prospect Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Union Field Cemetery [Kings County]
    • Union Field Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Field Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Field Cemetery
    • Wyckoff - Snediker Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyckoff - Snediker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyckoff - Snediker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyckoff - Snediker Cemetery
    • Zion Episcopal Cemetery [Queens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Episcopal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Episcopal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Episcopal Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Prospect Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #2104424  (Prospect Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #2104424 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Jamaica
    • County: Queens         Elev: 18
    • Location given for GNIS #2104424 (Prospect Cemetery)
    • Lat: 40.7013889           Lon: -73.7997222
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

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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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Queens, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Prospect Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7014, Longitude: -73.7997       In this case, the coordinates for the Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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