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The location of Washington Cemetery









A visit to the Washington 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 six sections:

The Location of the Washington Cemetery ...

The Washington Cemetery is located in Harris County.

The county seat for Harris County is located in Houston. Houston lies just to the east southeast of the Washington Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.7654°   (29° 45' 55")

Lon:   -95.3883°   (-95° 23' 17")

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> of the Washington Cemetery.

Aldine   [Map]     Hunters Creek Village   [Map]    
Bellaire   [Map]     Jacinto City   [Map]    
Brays Village East   [Map]     Lincoln City   [Map]    
Bunker Hill Village   [Map]     Meadow Creek Village   [Map]    
Cambridge Village   [Map]     Park Place   [Map]    
Candlelight Oaks Village   [Map]     Pinewood Village   [Map]    
Canterbury Village   [Map]     Piney Point Village   [Map]    
Galena Park   [Map]     Post Oak Village   [Map]    
Garden City Park   [Map]     South Houston   [Map]    
Glenbrook Valley   [Map]     Southside Place   [Map]    
Greenwood Village   [Map]     City of Spring Valley Village   [Map]    
Hedwig Village   [Map]     Spring Valley   [Map]    
Hilshire Village   [Map]     West University Place   [Map]    
Houston   [Map]     Winterwood Village   [Map]    
Hudson   [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 Washington Cemetery. The following communities are located in Harris County.

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

Houston   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Washington Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 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 Washington 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:

Austin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
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

 
Grimes 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

 
Wharton 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 15 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Washington Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Harris County.

Adath Emeth Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Washington Cemetery

Adath Israel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Washington Cemetery

Beth El Cemetery   [Map]

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

College Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west southwest (WSW) of the Washington Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1981079<2>

Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #156472

Glendale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Washington Cemetery

Golden Gate Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #261357

Hollywood Cemetery   [Map]

A very large cemetery that lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #4314

Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #4328

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Washington Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Washington Cemetery

St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Washington Cemetery

Westcott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Washington Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Washington Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1672327

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Washington 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 Washington Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1376652   (Name of Record: Washington Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Harris
Lat: 29.7643948     Lon: -95.3882721   [Map]
Elev: 16         Map Name: Houston Heights

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 Washington Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7654, Longitude: -95.3883     [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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