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The location of Benfield Cemetery









A visit to the Benfield Cemetery ...

The location of the Benfield 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 Benfield Cemetery ...

The Benfield Cemetery is located in Avery County.

The county seat for Avery County is located in Newland. Newland lies just to the north northeast of the Benfield Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.0135°   (36° 0' 48")

Lon:   -81.9898°   (-81° 59' 23")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Benfield Cemetery.

Bakersville   [Map]     Montezuma   [Map]    
Chestnut Dale   [Map]     Mount Pleasant   [Map]    
Crossnore   [Map]     Newland   [Map]    
Elk Park   [Map]     Penland   [Map]    
Grandfather   [Map]     Pineola   [Map]    
Grassy Creek   [Map]     Plumtree   [Map]    
Jonas Ridge   [Map]     Spruce Pine   [Map]    
Linville Falls   [Map]     Stamey Town   [Map]    
Linville   [Map]     Sugar Mountain   [Map]    
Minneapolis   [Map]     Vale   [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 Benfield Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Avery County.

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

Bakersville   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Benfield Cemetery
 
Banner Elk   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery
 
Newland   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Benfield 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 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 Benfield Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Avery County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alexander County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

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

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 North Carolina

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 47 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Benfield Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

A.A. & Shoner Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Ashley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Benfield Cemetery

Blalock Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the Benfield Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Benfield Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Benfield Cemetery

Calloway Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Benfield Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Cuthbertson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Cuthbertson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Daniels Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Davenport Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Fork Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Franklin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Greene Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Guy Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Hicks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Benfield Cemetery

Hobson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Houston Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Ingram Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southwest (SSW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Ledford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Major Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

McKinney Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Benfield Cemetery

Newland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Ollis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Pendley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Pittman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Roan Mtn. Cemetery #2   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Benfield Cemetery

Roan Valley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Slippery Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Benfield Cemetery

Summerow Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Benfield Cemetery

Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Wise Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Benfield Cemetery

Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Benfield Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Benfield 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 Benfield Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #980986   (Name of Record: Benfield Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Avery
Lat: 36.0134596     Lon: -81.9898378   [Map]
Elev: 1157         Map Name: Newland

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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' (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 Benfield Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0135, Longitude: -81.9898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Benfield Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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