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The location of Fairview Cemetery









A visit to the Fairview Cemetery ...

The location of the Fairview 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 Fairview Cemetery ...

The Fairview Cemetery is located in Galveston County.

The county seat for Galveston County is located in Galveston. Galveston lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of the Fairview Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.5177°   (29° 31' 3")

Lon:   -95.0960°   (-95° 5' 45")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Fairview Cemetery.

Bacliff   [Map]     Nassau Bay   [Map]    
Baybrook Village   [Map]     Parkland Village   [Map]    
Carmel Village   [Map]     Parkwood Village   [Map]    
Clear Lake City   [Map]     Pasadena   [Map]    
Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     Quaker Village   [Map]    
Dickinson   [Map]     San Leon   [Map]    
El Lago   [Map]     Santa Fe   [Map]    
Friendswood   [Map]     Seabrook   [Map]    
Gateway Village   [Map]     Shoreacres   [Map]    
Kemah   [Map]     South Shore Village   [Map]    
La Porte   [Map]     Taylor Lake Village   [Map]    
League City   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Mystic Village   [Map]     Woodcreek   [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 Fairview Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Galveston County.

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

Dickinson   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fairview Cemetery
 
Friendswood   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Fairview Cemetery
 
La Porte   [Map]
 - Located in Harris County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Fairview Cemetery
 
League City   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fairview Cemetery
 
Pasadena   [Map]
 - Located in Harris County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fairview Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - although 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 Fairview Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Galveston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brazoria County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chambers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harris 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

 
Waller County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Galveston 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Fairview Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Betheny Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north (N) of the Fairview Cemetery

Confederate Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

A large cemetery that lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Fairview Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1320359<3>

Forest Park East Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

A very large cemetery that lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Fairview Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #160064

Grace Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Fairview Cemetery

La Porte Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Fairview Cemetery

Larrabee Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Fairview Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2386397

Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Fairview Cemetery

Old Arcadia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Fairview Cemetery

Seabrook Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Fairview Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #6821

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Harris County

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7585

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Fairview 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 Fairview Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1335619   (Name of Record: Fairview Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Galveston
Lat: 29.5177314     Lon: -95.0960414   [Map]
Elev: 4         Map Name: League City

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Galveston County: www.co.galveston.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' 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 Fairview Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5177, Longitude: -95.0960     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Fairview 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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