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Forest Cemetery
(Thurston County, Washington)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Forest Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Forest Cemetery...

The Forest Cemetery is located in Thurston County. The county seat for Thurston County is located in Olympia.

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

Lat:   46.8257°   (46° 49' 32")

Lon:   -122.8485°   (-122° 50' 54")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Forest Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Forest Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Thurston County.

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

Bucoda   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Centralia   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Chehalis   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Lacey   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Olympia   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Tenino   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Yelm   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Forest Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 9 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Forest Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Claquato Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76740<4>
 
Fern Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Grand Mound Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Mills & Mills Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Forest Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #76974
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Forest Cemetery
 
Washington Lawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Forest Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Forest Cemetery.

Adna   [Map]Fords Prairie   [Map]Nisqually Indian Community   [Map]
Bordeaux   [Map]Galvin   [Map]North Yelm   [Map]
Bucoda   [Map]Grand Mound   [Map]Olympia   [Map]
Centralia   [Map]Lacey   [Map]Rainier   [Map]
Chehalis Village   [Map]Littlerock   [Map]Rochester   [Map]
Chehalis   [Map]McKenna   [Map]Tanglewilde   [Map]
Claquato   [Map]Mock City   [Map]Tenino   [Map]
East Olympia   [Map]Napavine   [Map]Tumwater   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Forest Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Washington:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Thurston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Columbia County (OR):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cowlitz County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Grays Harbor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kitsap County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pacific County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pierce County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wahkiakum County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Washington:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Thurston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Washington
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Washington
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Washington,     of Thurston 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 Washington

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Forest 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 Forest Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1504955   (Name of Record: Forest Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Thurston
Lat: 46.825656     Lon: -122.8484635   [Map]
Elev: 84         Map Name: Bucoda

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.access.wa.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8257, Longitude: -122.8485     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Forest Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Forest Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in . 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.

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<4>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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