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The location of Old County Cemetery









A visit to the Old County Cemetery ...

The location of the Old County 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 Old County Cemetery ...

The Old County Cemetery is located in Terry County. The county seat for Terry County is located in Brownfield.

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

Lat:   33.1890°   (33° 11' 20")

Lon:   -102.2905°   (-102° 17' 25")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Old County Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Gomez Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Meadow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Ropesville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Hockley County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Old County Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Old County Cemetery.

Brownfield   [Map]     Slide   [Map]    
Levelland   [Map]     Smyer   [Map]    
Lockettville   [Map]     Sundown   [Map]    
Loop   [Map]     Tahoka   [Map]    
Meadow   [Map]     Tokio   [Map]    
New Home   [Map]     Welch   [Map]    
Opdyke West   [Map]     Wellman   [Map]    
Ropesville   [Map]     White City   [Map]    
Seagraves   [Map]     Wolfforth   [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 County Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Terry County.

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

Brownfield   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Levelland   [Map]
 - Located in Hockley County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North (N) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Meadow   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Seagraves   [Map]
 - Located in Gaines County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Tahoka   [Map]
 - Located in Lynn County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East (E) of the Old County Cemetery
 
Wolfforth   [Map]
 - Located in Lubbock County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Old County 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 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 Old County Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Terry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chaves County (NM):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lea County (NM):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dawson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garza County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hockley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lubbock County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lynn County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Yoakum County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Texas,
Cemeteries of Terry 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 Old County 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 Old County Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1364414   (Name of Record: Old County Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Terry
Lat: 33.1889815     Lon: -102.290461   [Map]
Elev: 1013         Map Name: Brownfield West

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Terry County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Old County Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1890, Longitude: -102.2905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Old County Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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