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Profile for the West Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the West 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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the West Cemetery...

The West Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Greenfield.

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

Lat:   42.7209°   (42° 43' 15")

Lon:   -72.9862°   (-72° 59' 10")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the West 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 West Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

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

Adams   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the West Cemetery
 
North Adams   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Abbott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2448431<5>
 
Advent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #90747
 - Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #NAM.800<6>
 
Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2210307
 
Brigham Young Memorial Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery
 
Carley Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2510407
 - Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #CLA.801
 
Clarksburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #90882
 - Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #CLA.803
 
Cutting Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery
 
Davidson Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery
 
East Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the West Cemetery
 
Gates Ave. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2450354
 
Gillett Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery
 
Heartwellville Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2216985
 
Hillside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #91099
 - Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System: MACRIS ID #NAM.804
 
Houghton Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104071
 
Jewell - Wheeler Hill Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 
Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the West Cemetery
 
Martin Tower Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2388300
 
Millard Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #104124
 
New State Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Cemetery
 
New State Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Cemetery
 
North Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the West Cemetery
 
North Hill Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #722378
 
Readsboro Village Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2207477
 
Sadawga Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery
 
St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery
 
School Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2358835
 
Sherman Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Windham County (VT)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery
 
South Hill Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2195763
 
Southview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkshire County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery
 
Sportsmans Road Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Bennington County (VT)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2303355
 
Webster Cemetery (VT)   [Map]
 - Located in Franklin County (VT)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery
 
West Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the West 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 West Cemetery.

Adams   [Map]Monroe Bridge   [Map]Stamford (VT)   [Map]
Arnoldville   [Map]North Adams   [Map]Town Crest Village   [Map]
Charlemont   [Map]Pownal (VT)   [Map]West Halifax (VT)   [Map]
Clarksburg   [Map]Readsboro (VT)   [Map]Whitingham (VT)   [Map]
Drury   [Map]Rowe   [Map]Williamstown   [Map]
Florida   [Map]Savoy   [Map]Wilmington (VT)   [Map]
Heath   [Map]Searsburg (VT)   [Map]Wilmington (VT)   [Map]
Jacksonville (VT)   [Map]Stamford (VT)   [Map]Woodford (VT)   [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 first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 West Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Massachusetts:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Hartford County (CT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Litchfield County (CT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Berkshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Essex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampden County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Worcester County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cheshire County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sullivan County (NH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Albany County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rensselaer County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saratoga County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Schenectady County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (NY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bennington County (VT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (VT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rutland County (VT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Windham County (VT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Windsor County (VT):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Massachusetts:

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

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 Massachusetts

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the West 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 West Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #604219   (Name of Record: West Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 42.720916     Lon: -72.9862115   [Map]
Elev: 568         Map Name: Rowe

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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: 42.7209, Longitude: -72.9862     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for West 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from . 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<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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<6>The Massachusetts Historical Commission (MHC) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MACRIS (for the Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). More information about the MHC and MACRIS can be found on their website: mhc-macris.net.

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