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The location of Blocker Cemetery









A visit to the Blocker Cemetery ...

The location of the Blocker 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 Blocker Cemetery ...

The Blocker Cemetery is located in Harrison County.

The county seat for Harrison County is located in Marshall. Marshall lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Blocker Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   32.6263°   (32° 37' 34")

Lon:   -94.1174°   (-94° 7' 2")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Andrews Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Blocker Cemetery

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Concord Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south (S) of the Blocker Cemetery

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Dean Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blocker Cemetery

Hayner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Hope #1 Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blocker Cemetery

McDonald Cemetery (LA)   [Map]

Located in Caddo Parish (LA)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blocker Cemetery

Mimosa Hall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Minneweather Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blocker Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #5272<4>

Motley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Blocker Cemetery

Republican Baptist Church Cemetery (LA)   [Map]

Located in Caddo Parish (LA)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Blocker Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1994950

Scott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blocker Cemetery

Sherrod Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Blocker Cemetery

Swanson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Blocker Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Blocker Cemetery.

Belcher (LA)   [Map]     Mooringsport (LA)   [Map]    
Bethany (LA)   [Map]     Nesbitt   [Map]    
Blanchard (LA)   [Map]     Oil City (LA)   [Map]    
Elysian Fields   [Map]     Panola   [Map]    
Greenwood (LA)   [Map]     Pope City   [Map]    
Jefferson   [Map]     Scottsville   [Map]    
Jonesville   [Map]     Uncertain   [Map]    
Karnack   [Map]     Vivian (LA)   [Map]    
Kellyville   [Map]     Waskom   [Map]    
Lodi   [Map]     Western Hills Village (LA)   [Map]    
Longwood Village (LA)   [Map]     Woodlawn   [Map]    
Marshall   [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 Blocker Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Harrison County.

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

Benton   [Map]
 - Located in Bossier Parish (LA)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East (E) of the Blocker Cemetery
 
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located in Marion County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blocker Cemetery
 
Marshall   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blocker Cemetery
 
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish (LA)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blocker Cemetery
 
Vivian   [Map]
 - Located in Caddo Parish (LA)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blocker Cemetery
 
Waskom   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blocker Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy 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 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 Blocker Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Harrison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bienville Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bossier Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caddo Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
De Soto Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster Parish (LA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bowie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cass County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gregg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morris County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Panola County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rusk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Titus County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Blocker 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 Blocker Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1330878   (Name of Record: Blocker Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Harrison
Lat: 32.6262585     Lon: -94.1174086   [Map]
Elev: 81         Map Name: Potters Point

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Blocker Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6263, Longitude: -94.1174     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blocker Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<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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