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The location of Melhus Cemetery









A visit to the Melhus Cemetery ...

The location of the Melhus 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 Melhus Cemetery ...

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the location of the Melhus Cemetery

Lat:   43.2286°   (43° 13' 42")

Lon:   -96.9250°   (-96° 55' 29")

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

Melhus Cemetery is located in Turner County.

The county seat for Turner County is located in Parker. Parker lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the Northwest of the Melhus Cemetery [Map].

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 21 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Melhus Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethania Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Bonine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Chancellor Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Melhus Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2166928<3>
 
Chancellor Reformed Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #96868
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Frieling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Hattervig Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Houde Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Hovde Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Hurley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Lennox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Lennox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
St. Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Worthing Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Zion United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1996737

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Melhus Cemetery.

Alcester   [Map]     Hurley   [Map]    
Alsen   [Map]     Irene   [Map]    
Beresford   [Map]     Lennox   [Map]    
Canton   [Map]     Moe   [Map]    
Centerville   [Map]     Parker   [Map]    
Chancellor   [Map]     Tea   [Map]    
Davis   [Map]     Viborg   [Map]    
Harrisburg   [Map]     Wakonda   [Map]    
Hooker   [Map]     Worthing   [Map]    
Hub City   [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 Melhus Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Turner County.

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

Alcester   [Map]
 - Located in Union County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Beresford   [Map]
 - Located in Union County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Canton   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Centerville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Chancellor   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East (E) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Harrisburg   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Hudson   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Hurley   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Lennox   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Parker   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Sioux Falls   [Map]
 - Located in Minnehaha County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Tea   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Viborg   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Volin   [Map]
 - Located in Yankton County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Wakonda   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Melhus Cemetery
 
Worthing   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Melhus 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 Melhus Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to South Dakota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Turner County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lyon County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Plymouth County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sioux County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nobles County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pipestone County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rock County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cedar County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dixon County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knox County (NE):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bon Homme County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hanson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hutchinson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lake County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McCook County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Minnehaha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Moody County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Yankton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for South Dakota:

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

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 South Dakota

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Melhus 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 Melhus Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1256429   (Name of Record: Melhus Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Turner
Lat: 43.2285956     Lon: -96.9250489   [Map]
Elev: 381         Map Name: Beresford NW

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Turner County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Melhus Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2286, Longitude: -96.9250     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Melhus 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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