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A visit to the Riggs Cemetery ...

The location of the Riggs 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. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Riggs Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Riggs Cemetery

The Riggs Cemetery is located in Whitman County<2>.

The county seat for Whitman County is located in Colfax. Colfax lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the south of the Riggs Cemetery .

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

Lat:   47.2480°   (47° 14' 52")

Lon:   -117.3435°   (-117° 20' 36")

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

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Riggs Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Riggs Cemetery.

  • Belmont [Whitman County]
  • Eden [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Fairfield [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
    • Fairfield [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<4>
  • Farmington [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
    • Farmington [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggs Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<4>
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    • Garfield [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<4>
    • Latah [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latah
      • Latah [Spokane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latah<4>
    • Lone Pine [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
      • Lone Pine [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine
    • Malden [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Whitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<4>
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakesdale
    • Pine City [Whitman County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine City
      • Pine City [Whitman County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Riggs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockford [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockford
      • Rockford [Spokane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<4>
    • Rosalia [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosalia
      • Rosalia [Whitman County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosalia<4>
    • Saint John [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint John
      • Saint John [Whitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 547 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint John
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint John<4>
    • Spangle [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangle
      • Spangle [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spangle<4>
    • Spring Valley [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Spokane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Steptoe [Whitman County]
    • Tekoa [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tekoa
      • Tekoa [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tekoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tekoa<4>
    • Waverly [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Spokane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Riggs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Whitman County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Riggs Cemetery.

  • Cheney
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Cheney.
    • Cheney lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Riggs Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheney
  • Elberton
  • Fairfield
  • Farmington
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    • Continue List   (9 more)
    • Latah
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Latah.
      • Latah lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latah
    • Malden
    • Oakesdale
    • Rockford
    • Rosalia
    • Spangle
    • Tekoa
    • Worley
      • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Worley.
      • Worley lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Riggs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Fairfield Cemetery [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairfield Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield Cemetery
  • Farmington Cemetery [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Farmington Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Farmington Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Farmington Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington Cemetery
  • Goldenrod Cemetery [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goldenrod Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goldenrod Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Goldenrod Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldenrod Cemetery
  • Latah Cemetery [Spokane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Latah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Latah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Latah Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latah Cemetery
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lone Pine Cemetery [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Pine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Pine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lone Pine Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hope Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Oakesdale Cemetery [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakesdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakesdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oakesdale Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakesdale Cemetery
    • Pine City Cemetery [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine City Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine City Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Rosalia IOOF Evergreen Cemetery [Whitman County]
    • Rosewood Cemetery [Spokane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosewood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rosewood Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggs Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosewood Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Riggs Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1507802  (Riggs Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #1507802 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Rosalia
    • County: Whitman         Elev: 769
    • Location given for GNIS #1507802 (Riggs Cemetery)
    • Lat: 47.2479502           Lon: -117.3435222
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Riggs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2480, Longitude: -117.3435       In this case, the coordinates for the Riggs Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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