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A visit to the Williams Cemetery ...

The location of the Williams 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 Williams Cemetery ...

The Williams Cemetery is located in Lavaca County.

The county seat for Lavaca County is located in Hallettsville. Hallettsville lies just to the south southwest of the Williams Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   29.5669°   (29° 34' 0")

Lon:   -96.8911°   (-96° 53' 27")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Williams Cemetery.

Breslau   [Map]     Oakland   [Map]    
Flatonia   [Map]     Praha   [Map]    
Hackberry   [Map]     Rock Island   [Map]    
Hallettsville   [Map]     Schulenburg   [Map]    
Hostyn   [Map]     Sheridan   [Map]    
Komensky   [Map]     Shiner   [Map]    
Moravia   [Map]     Sublime   [Map]    
Moulton   [Map]     Sweet Home   [Map]    
New Bielau   [Map]     Weimar   [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 Williams Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Lavaca County.

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

Columbus   [Map]
 - Located in Colorado County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Flatonia   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Hallettsville   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
La Grange   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Moulton   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Schulenburg   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Shiner   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Weimar   [Map]
 - Located in Colorado County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Yoakum   [Map]
 - Located in DeWitt County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Williams 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 either 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 Williams Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lavaca County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Austin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bastrop County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Colorado County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
DeWitt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fort Bend County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gonzales County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guadalupe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lee County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Victoria County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Waller County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington 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 Lavaca 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Williams Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

Andrew Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north (N) of the Williams Cemetery

Austin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Williams Cemetery

Bila Hora Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

Bock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Williams Cemetery

Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colorado County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Williams Cemetery

Coleman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Williams Cemetery

Eason Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Williams Cemetery

Fitzgerald Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fayette County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Williams Cemetery

Geiger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Williams Cemetery

Geiger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Williams Cemetery

Keilers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

Lass Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colorado County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Williams Cemetery

Lyons Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Fayette County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Williams Cemetery

Mikeska Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Williams Cemetery

Oakland Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colorado County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Williams Cemetery

Obelgoner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Williams Cemetery

Redus Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

Rees Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Colorado County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Williams Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Williams Cemetery

Shimek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Williams Cemetery

Simpson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Williams Cemetery

Turner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Williams Cemetery

Vsetin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Williams Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #721617<3>

Willowsburg Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #7686

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Williams 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 Williams Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1350119   (Name of Record: Williams Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Lavaca
Lat: 29.5669043     Lon: -96.8910915   [Map]
Elev: 88         Map Name: Moravia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Williams Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5669, Longitude: -96.8911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<4>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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