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The location of La Porte Cemetery









A visit to the La Porte Cemetery ...

The location of the La Porte 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 La Porte Cemetery ...

The La Porte Cemetery is located in Harris County.

The county seat for Harris County is located in Houston. Houston lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the La Porte Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.6494°   (29° 38' 57")

Lon:   -95.0260°   (-95° 1' 33")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the La Porte Cemetery.

Bacliff   [Map]     La Porte   [Map]    
Baybrook Village   [Map]     League City   [Map]    
Baytown   [Map]     Morgan's Point   [Map]    
Beach City   [Map]     Mystic Village   [Map]    
Channelview   [Map]     Nassau Bay   [Map]    
Chaparral Village   [Map]     Parkland Village   [Map]    
Clear Lake City   [Map]     Pasadena   [Map]    
Clear Lake Shores   [Map]     San Leon   [Map]    
Cloverleaf   [Map]     Seabrook   [Map]    
Deer Park   [Map]     Shoreacres   [Map]    
El Lago   [Map]     South Houston   [Map]    
Gateway Village   [Map]     South Shore Village   [Map]    
Highlands   [Map]     Taylor Lake Village   [Map]    
Kemah   [Map]     Webster   [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 La Porte Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Harris County.

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

Baytown   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the La Porte Cemetery
 
Deer Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the La Porte Cemetery
 
La Porte   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the La Porte Cemetery
 
League City   [Map]
 - Located in Galveston County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the La Porte Cemetery
 
Pasadena   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the La Porte 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 websites either 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 La Porte Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Harris 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

 
Galveston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
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

 
San Jacinto 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 Harris County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Harris 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 10 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the La Porte Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Betheny Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the La Porte Cemetery

Cedar Crest Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the La Porte Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2804<3>

DeZavalla Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Galveston County

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

Fisher Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Chambers County

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the La Porte Cemetery

Forest Park East Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the La Porte Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #160064

Hill of Rest Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the La Porte Cemetery

Larrabee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the La Porte Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2386397

San Jacinto Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the La Porte Cemetery

Seabrook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the La Porte Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #6821

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the La Porte 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 La Porte Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1339427   (Name of Record: La Porte Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Harris
Lat: 29.6493952     Lon: -95.0260397   [Map]
Elev: 5         Map Name: La Porte

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the La Porte Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6494, Longitude: -95.0260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the La Porte 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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