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The location of Fortney Cemetery









A visit to the Fortney Cemetery ...

The location of the Fortney 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 Fortney Cemetery ...

The Fortney Cemetery is located in Vernon County. The county seat for Vernon County is located in Viroqua.

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

Lat:   43.4386°   (43° 26' 18")

Lon:   -90.8282°   (-90° 49' 41")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Fortney Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Belgium Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Bishop Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Brookville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Brush Hollow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Eitsert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Fargo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Gays Mills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Hooverson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Kickapoo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Maiben Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Manning Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Montgomeryville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Mook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
North Clayton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Towerville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Utica Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Viroqua Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1641071<3>
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Yankeetown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Fortney Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Fortney Cemetery.

Akan   [Map]     Mount Sterling   [Map]    
Bell Center   [Map]     Readstown   [Map]    
Clayton   [Map]     Scott   [Map]    
Ferryville   [Map]     Seneca   [Map]    
Forest   [Map]     Soldiers Grove   [Map]    
Franklin   [Map]     Sterling   [Map]    
Freeman   [Map]     Sylvan   [Map]    
Gays Mills   [Map]     Utica   [Map]    
Haney   [Map]     Viola   [Map]    
Jefferson   [Map]     Viroqua   [Map]    
Kickapoo   [Map]     Viroqua   [Map]    
La Farge   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Liberty   [Map]     Westby   [Map]    
Liberty   [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 Fortney Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Vernon County.

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

Gays Mills   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
La Farge   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Readstown   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Soldiers Grove   [Map]
 - Located in Crawford County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Viola   [Map]
 - Located in Richland County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Viroqua   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Fortney Cemetery
 
Westby   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Fortney 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 Fortney Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Wisconsin:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Vernon County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allamakee County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clayton County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winneshiek County (IA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fillmore County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winona County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Crawford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iowa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Juneau County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Crosse County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sauk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Trempealeau County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Wisconsin:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Fortney 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 Fortney Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1834456   (Name of Record: Fortney Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Vernon
Lat: 43.438587     Lon: -90.8281851   [Map]
Elev: 314         Map Name: Readstown

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Fortney Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4386, Longitude: -90.8282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Fortney Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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