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The location of Big Creek Cemetery









A visit to the Big Creek Cemetery ...

The location of the Big Creek 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 Big Creek Cemetery ...

The Big Creek Cemetery is located in San Jacinto County.

The county seat for San Jacinto County is located in Coldspring. Coldspring lies just to the northwest of the Big Creek Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   30.4955°   (30° 29' 43")

Lon:   -95.0530°   (-95° 3' 10")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Big Creek Cemetery.

Ace   [Map]     North Cleveland   [Map]    
Big Thicket Creekmore Village   [Map]     Pointblank   [Map]    
Cleveland   [Map]     Romayor   [Map]    
Coldspring   [Map]     Rye   [Map]    
Fuqua   [Map]     Schwab City   [Map]    
Goodrich   [Map]     Shepherd   [Map]    
Laurel Hill   [Map]     Splendora   [Map]    
Livingston   [Map]     Swartout   [Map]    
Magnolia   [Map]     West Livingston   [Map]    
Nimrod   [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 Big Creek Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in San Jacinto County.

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

Goodrich   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 
Livingston   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 
Onalaska   [Map]
 - Located in Polk County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Creek Cemetery
 
Shepherd   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Big Creek Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to San Jacinto County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Angelina County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chambers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grimes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harris County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Jefferson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Liberty County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Polk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trinity County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 17 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Creek Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Cleveland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Liberty County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south (S) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #354671<3>

Cochran Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Coley Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Ellis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Hanson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Liberty County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1977616

Lake Station Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Lovett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Milby Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Purkerson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Roark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Squier Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

Youngblood Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Creek Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Big Creek 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 Big Creek Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1352052   (Name of Record: Big Creek Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: San Jacinto
Lat: 30.4954811     Lon: -95.0529907   [Map]
Elev: 51         Map Name: Westcott

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About San Jacinto County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Jacinto County: www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Big Creek Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4955, Longitude: -95.0530     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Creek 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 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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