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The location of Old Bethlehem Cemetery









A visit to the Old Bethlehem Cemetery ...

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 five sections:

The Location of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery ...

The Old Bethlehem Cemetery is located in Wharton County.

The county seat for Wharton County is located in Wharton. Wharton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.2248°   (29° 13' 29")

Lon:   -95.8947°   (-95° 53' 40")

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Bay City   [Map]     Lane City   [Map]    
Beasley   [Map]     McCroskey   [Map]    
Boling   [Map]     Needville   [Map]    
Chalmers   [Map]     Newgulf   [Map]    
Damon   [Map]     Old Ocean   [Map]    
Danciger   [Map]     Pierce   [Map]    
East Columbia   [Map]     Pleak   [Map]    
Elliott   [Map]     Pledger   [Map]    
Fairchilds   [Map]     Sweeny   [Map]    
Four Corners   [Map]     Van Vleck   [Map]    
Guy   [Map]     West Columbia   [Map]    
Hungerford   [Map]     Wharton   [Map]    
Kendleton   [Map]     Wild Peach Village   [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 Old Bethlehem Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Wharton County.

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

Bay City   [Map]
 - Located in Matagorda County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery
 
Needville   [Map]
 - Located in Fort Bend County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery
 
West Columbia   [Map]
 - Located in Brazoria County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Old Bethlehem Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Wharton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brazoria County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colorado 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

 
Harris County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lavaca County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Matagorda 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 Wharton County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Texas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Texas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Wharton 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 12 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2592<2>

Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

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

Damon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1791995

Guy Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fort Bend County

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Morris Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2416925

Phillips Family Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2435038

Routt Point Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fort Bend County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north (N) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

St.s Cyril & Methodius Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Brazoria County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2175485

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Snake Creek Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fort Bend County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Matagorda County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2567178

Union Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Matagorda County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Old Bethlehem Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Old Bethlehem Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.2248, Longitude: -95.8947     [Map].

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<2>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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<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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