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Idalou Cemetery
(Lubbock County, Texas)


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Profile for the Idalou Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Idalou Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Idalou Cemetery...

The Idalou Cemetery is located in Lubbock County. The county seat for Lubbock County is located in Lubbock.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Idalou Cemetery

Lat:   33.6662°   (33° 39' 58")

Lon:   -101.6399°   (-101° 38' 23")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Idalou Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Idalou Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Lubbock County.

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

Abernathy   [Map]
 - Located in Hale County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Crosbyton   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East (E) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Idalou   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Lorenzo   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Lubbock   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Shallowater   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Slaton   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Wolfforth   [Map]
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Idalou Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Idalou Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Becton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
City of Lubbock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Idalou Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #151541<4>
 
Estacado Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Lorenzo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Old Emma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
Ralls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Idalou Cemetery
 
West Side Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crosby County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Idalou Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Idalou Cemetery.

Abernathy   [Map]Heckville   [Map]Petersburg   [Map]
Becton   [Map]Idalou   [Map]Posey   [Map]
Buffalo Springs   [Map]Kitalou   [Map]Ralls   [Map]
Cap Rock   [Map]Lorenzo   [Map]Ransom Canyon   [Map]
Cone   [Map]Lubbock   [Map]Savage   [Map]
Estacado   [Map]New Deal   [Map]Slaton   [Map]
Farmer   [Map]Owens   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 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 Idalou Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Lubbock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Crosby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dawson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garza County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hockley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Lamb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lynn County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Motley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Swisher County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Terry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Idalou 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 Idalou Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1359883   (Name of Record: Idalou Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lubbock
Lat: 33.6661958     Lon: -101.6398857   [Map]
Elev: 970         Map Name: Idalou

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lubbock County: www.co.lubbock.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: www.texas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6662, Longitude: -101.6399     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Idalou Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Idalou Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in . 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.

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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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