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The location of Lay Cemetery









A visit to the Lay Cemetery ...

The location of the Lay 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 Lay Cemetery ...

The Lay Cemetery is located in Washington County. The county seat for Washington County is located in Chipley.

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

Lat:   30.6219°   (30° 37' 18")

Lon:   -85.5985°   (-85° 35' 54")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 11 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Lay Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Washington County.

Barfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Deadening Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Everett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Greenhead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Kent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Limestone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Potter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Scarlett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lay Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2293088<4>
 
Tiller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Weeks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Lay Cemetery
 
White Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lay Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Lay Cemetery.

Alford   [Map]     Fountain   [Map]    
Bonifay   [Map]     Jacob City   [Map]    
Brock Crossroad   [Map]     Ponce de Leon   [Map]    
Caryville   [Map]     Steele City   [Map]    
Chipley   [Map]     Vernon   [Map]    
Coosada Old Town   [Map]     Vicksburg   [Map]    
Cottondale   [Map]     Wausau   [Map]    
Ebro   [Map]     Westville   [Map]    
Five Points   [Map]     Youngstown   [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 Lay Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Washington County.

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

Chipley   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Fountain   [Map]
 - Located in Bay County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Graceville   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Lynn Haven   [Map]
 - Located in Bay County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South (S) of the Lay Cemetery
 
Marianna   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lay 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 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 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 Lay Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Florida:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Coffee County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Dale County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Geneva County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Houston County (AL):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Gadsden County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Gulf County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Holmes County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Liberty County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Okaloosa County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Decatur County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Early County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Seminole County (GA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Florida:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Lay 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 Lay Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #285407   (Name of Record: Lay Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 30.6218598     Lon: -85.5985405   [Map]
Elev: 33         Map Name: Gap Lake

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.washingtonfl.com/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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' (or point-to-point) 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 Lay Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6219, Longitude: -85.5985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Lay Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. 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 gone without an obvious trace.

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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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