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A visit to the Oakland Cemetery ...

The location of the Oakland 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 Oakland Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Oakland Cemetery

The Oakland Cemetery is located in Chester County<2>.

The county seat for Chester County is located in West Chester. West Chester lies just to the south southeast of the Oakland Cemetery .

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

Lat:   39.9815°   (39° 58' 53")

Lon:   -75.6172°   (-75° 37' 1")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Oakland 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 turn to 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 Oakland Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Oakland Cemetery.

  • Anselma [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anselma
    • Anselma [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anselma
  • Birmingham [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
    • Birmingham [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
  • Brookfield [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Oakland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookfield
  • Caswallen [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caswallen
    • Caswallen [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Oakland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caswallen
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Chester Springs [Chester County]
    • Corinne [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinne
      • Corinne [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinne
    • Coventry Village [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Village
      • Coventry Village [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry Village
    • Downingtown [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downingtown
      • Downingtown [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Oakland Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downingtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown<4>
    • Edgemont [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
      • Edgemont [Delaware County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the east of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
    • Exton [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exton
      • Exton [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exton<4>
    • General Warren Village [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for General Warren Village
      • General Warren Village [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for General Warren Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on General Warren Village
    • Green Lane Village [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Lane Village
      • Green Lane Village [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Lane Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lane Village
    • Green Tree [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Tree
    • Hamorton [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamorton
      • Hamorton [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamorton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamorton
    • Lyndell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndell
      • Lyndell [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndell
    • Malvern [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malvern
      • Malvern [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malvern have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malvern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malvern<4>
    • Marlboro [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlboro
      • Marlboro [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlboro
    • Milford Mills [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford Mills
      • Milford Mills [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford Mills
    • Mill Lane [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Lane
      • Mill Lane [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Lane
    • Mortonville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mortonville
      • Mortonville [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mortonville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortonville
    • Paoli [Chester County]
    • Red Lion [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
    • Suburban Village [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Village
      • Suburban Village [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Village
    • Thorndale [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorndale
      • Thorndale [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorndale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thorndale<4>
    • Unionville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
    • West Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Chester
      • West Chester [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Oakland Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<4>
    • West Goshen [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Goshen
      • West Goshen [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Goshen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Goshen
    • Whitford [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitford
      • Whitford [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Oakland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitford

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 Oakland Cemetery. The following communities are located in Chester County.

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Oakland Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Bible Baptist Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bible Baptist Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bible Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bible Baptist Cemetery
  • Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery
  • Chestnut Grove Cemetery [Chester County]
  • East Goshen Bible Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Goshen Bible Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Goshen Bible Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Goshen Bible Cemetery
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Ebenezer AME Cemetery [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer AME Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ebenezer AME Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
      • Ebenezer AME Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Chester Valley AME Cemetery
      • Valley Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer AME Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2351899<5>
    • Green Mount Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Grove Methodist Church Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Haym Salomon Memorial Park [Chester County]
    • Hicksite Friends Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Immaculata Cemetery [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immaculata Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immaculata Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immaculata Cemetery
    • Marshallton UMC Cemetery [Chester County]
    • Old Cheyney Cemetery [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Cheyney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Cheyney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Cheyney Cemetery
    • Paoli Memorial Grounds [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paoli Memorial Grounds
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paoli Memorial Grounds have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paoli Memorial Grounds lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Oakland Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paoli Memorial Grounds
    • Philadelphia Memorial Park [Chester County]
    • Rolling Green Memorial Park [Chester County]
    • St. Joseph Cemetery [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Thornbury AME Cemetery [Delaware County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thornbury AME Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thornbury AME Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thornbury AME Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Oakland Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornbury AME 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 Oakland Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1182827  (Oakland Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #1182827 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: West Chester
    • County: Chester         Elev: 128
    • Location given for GNIS #1182827 (Oakland Cemetery)
    • Lat: 39.9814971           Lon: -75.6171565
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.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 Pennsylvania's counties, including Chester, 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 Oakland Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9815, Longitude: -75.6172       In this case, the coordinates for the Oakland 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.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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