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A visit to the Blankenship Cemetery ...

The location of the Blankenship 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 Blankenship Cemetery ...

The Blankenship Cemetery is located in Pike County.

The county seat for Pike County is located in Pikeville. Pikeville lies just to the south southeast of the Blankenship Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.5501°   (37° 33' 0")

Lon:   -82.5629°   (-82° 33' 46")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Blankenship Cemetery.

Allen   [Map]     Martin   [Map]    
Banner   [Map]     Mayo Village   [Map]    
Beaver   [Map]     McDowell   [Map]    
Betsy Layne   [Map]     Minnie   [Map]    
Blair Town   [Map]     Pikeville   [Map]    
Blue Moon   [Map]     Printer   [Map]    
Coal Run Village   [Map]     Raccoon   [Map]    
Dana   [Map]     Robinson Creek   [Map]    
Drift   [Map]     Shelbiana   [Map]    
Dwale   [Map]     Stanville   [Map]    
Fords Branch   [Map]     Teaberry   [Map]    
Garden Village   [Map]     Tram   [Map]    
Grethel   [Map]     Varney   [Map]    
Harold   [Map]     Warco   [Map]    
Ivel   [Map]     Watergap   [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 Blankenship Cemetery. The following communities are located in Pike County.

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

Pikeville   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy 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 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 Blankenship Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pike County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barren County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Blankenship Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Blair Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Chestnut Point Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cline Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2381200<4>

Damron Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Davidson Memorial Gardens   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Helvy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Howard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

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

John Hall Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2509999

Johnson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Johnson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

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

Justice Ivy Fork Cemetery   [Map]

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

Kingdom Hall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Lee Alley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Marrs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

May Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Maynard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Morris Cemetery   [Map]

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

Morris Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mullins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2261119

Peggy Sword Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Pikeville Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Pinson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Salem UMC Cemetery   [Map]

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

Scalf Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Scott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Weddington Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1974243

Weddington Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Williams Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Williamson Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Blankenship 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 Blankenship Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #487461   (Name of Record: Blankenship Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pike
Lat: 37.5500993     Lon: -82.5629306   [Map]
Elev: 234         Map Name: Broad Bottom

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Blankenship Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5501, Longitude: -82.5629     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blankenship Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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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