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A visit to the West Branch Cemetery ...

The location of the West Branch 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 West Branch Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the West Branch Cemetery

The West Branch Cemetery is located in Wheeler County<2>.

The county seat for Wheeler County is located in Fossil. Fossil lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the north of the West Branch Cemetery .

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

Lat:   44.5340°   (44° 32' 2")

Lon:   -120.3092°   (-120° 18' 33")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the West Branch 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 first visit 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 websites are open to everyone.

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 9 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the West Branch Cemetery.

  • Ashwood [Jefferson County]
  • Clarno [Wasco County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarno
    • Clarno [Wasco County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the north of West Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarno
  • Donnybrook [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnybrook
    • Donnybrook [Jefferson County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the northwest of West Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donnybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Donnybrook:
    • Axehandle
    • Kilts
  • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Heaven
    • Horse Heaven [Jefferson County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of West Branch Cemetery
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mitchell [Wheeler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Wheeler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of West Branch Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<4>
    • Post [Crook County]
    • Richmond [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Wheeler County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northeast of West Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scissorsville [Crook County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scissorsville
      • Scissorsville [Crook County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of West Branch Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Scissorsville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Waldron [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldron
      • Waldron [Wheeler County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of West Branch Cemetery

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 West Branch Cemetery. The following communities are located in Wheeler County.

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

  • Mitchell

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Branch Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Caleb Cemetery [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caleb Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caleb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Caleb Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the east of West Branch Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caleb Cemetery
  • Foppiano Family Cemetery [Wheeler County]
  • Howard Cemetery [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Howard Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of West Branch Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38921<6>
  • Lower Mitchell Cemetery [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Mitchell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lower Mitchell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of West Branch Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Mitchell Cemetery
  • Mitchell Cemetery [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mitchell Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of West Branch Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Cemetery
  • Toney Cemetery [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toney Cemetery
    • The Toney Cemetery is located 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Mitchell.To be more accurate, Toney Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of West Branch Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toney 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 West Branch Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1152028  (West Branch Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #1152028 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: Lawson Mountain
    • County: Wheeler         Elev: 1040
    • Location given for GNIS #1152028 (West Branch Cemetery)
    • Lat: 44.5340236           Lon: -120.3091798
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Wheeler, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 West Branch Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5340, Longitude: -120.3092       In this case, the coordinates for the West Branch 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>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.
<6>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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