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(Washington County, Oregon)


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The location of West Union Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the West Union Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the West Union Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 West Union Cemetery...

The West Union Cemetery is located in Washington County. The county seat for Washington County is located in Hillsboro.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the West Union Cemetery

Lat:   45.5740°   (45° 34' 26")

Lon:   -122.9073°   (-122° 54' 26")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the West Union Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

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 Washington County.

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

Aloha   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Banks   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Cornelius   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Forest Grove   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
King City   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Portland   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Scappoose   [Map]
 - Located in Columbia County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Tigard   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Vancouver   [Map]
 - Located in Clark County (WA)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the West Union Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arcade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Bethany Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Blooming Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Cooper Mountain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Cooper Mountain Evangelical Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Cornelius Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Finley - Sunset Hills Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #262321<4>
 
Fir Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Gatton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
German Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Helvetia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
IOOF Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
McQuinn Family Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Union Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<5>
 
Moar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Neveh Zedek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Old Scotch Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Patton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Raffety Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
St. Pius Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Shadybrook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Skyline Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Located in Multnomah County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Stewart Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Union Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Valley Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Union Cemetery
 
Visitation Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the West Union Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Union Cemetery.

Aloha   [Map]Forest Grove   [Map]Portland   [Map]
Banks   [Map]Hillsboro   [Map]Raleigh Hills   [Map]
Beaverton   [Map]Kansas City   [Map]Rockcreek   [Map]
Burlington   [Map]King City   [Map]Scappoose   [Map]
Cedar Hills   [Map]Kinton   [Map]Scholls   [Map]
Cedar Mill   [Map]Marlene Village   [Map]Tigard   [Map]
Christie   [Map]Metzger   [Map]Tobias   [Map]
Cornelius   [Map]North Plains   [Map]Vancouver (WA)   [Map]
Dilley   [Map]Oak Hills   [Map]Vanport City   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Oregon:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clackamas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clatsop County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hood River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Multnomah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tillamook County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yamhill County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County (WA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cowlitz County (WA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Skamania County (WA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wahkiakum County (WA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Oregon:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Oregon,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Oregon
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Oregon
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Oregon,     of Washington 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 Oregon

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the West Union 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 West Union Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1163345   (Name of Record: West Union Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 45.5740049     Lon: -122.9073251   [Map]
Elev: 73         Map Name: Hillsboro

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Oregon

About Washington County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: www.oregon.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5740, Longitude: -122.9073     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Union Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for West Union Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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