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The location of West Union Cemetery









A visit to the West Union Cemetery ...

The location of the West Union 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 38 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> 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<3>
 
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<4>
 
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 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Union Cemetery.

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

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 - 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 West Union Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Oregon:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clackamas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clatsop County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Columbia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hood River County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Multnomah County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tillamook County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Yamhill County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clark County (WA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cowlitz County (WA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Skamania County (WA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wahkiakum County (WA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Oregon:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Oregon

About Washington County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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.

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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 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: 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).

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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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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