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A visit to the Brown Cemetery ...

The location of the Brown 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. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Brown Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Brown Cemetery

The Brown Cemetery is located in McDowell County<2>.

The county seat for McDowell County is located in Marion. Marion lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Brown Cemetery .

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

Lat:   35.8643°   (35° 51' 51")

Lon:   -81.9559°   (-81° 57' 21")

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

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Brown Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Brown Cemetery.

  • Adako [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adako
    • Adako [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adako
  • Ashford [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
  • Celo [Yancey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celo
    • Celo [Yancey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celo
  • Chestnut Dale [Avery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Dale
    • Chestnut Dale [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Dale
  • Continue List   (23 more) ...
    • Crossnore [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossnore
      • Crossnore [Avery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossnore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossnore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossnore<4>
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
      • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Alpine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Alpine<4>
    • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Creek
    • Hamrick [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamrick
      • Hamrick [Yancey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamrick
    • Jonas Ridge [Burke County]
    • Linville Falls [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville Falls
      • Linville Falls [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville Falls<4>
    • Linville [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linville<4>
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linville
    • Little Switzerland [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Switzerland
      • Little Switzerland [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Switzerland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Switzerland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Switzerland<4>
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Brown Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,937 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<4>
    • Micaville [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micaville
      • Micaville [Yancey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Micaville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micaville<4>
    • Montezuma [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Avery County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Mortimer [Caldwell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mortimer
      • Mortimer [Caldwell County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mortimer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Pleasant [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Avery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nebo<4>
    • Newdale [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newdale
      • Newdale [Yancey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newdale
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Penland [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penland
      • Penland [Mitchell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penland<4>
    • Pineola [Avery County]
    • Plumtree [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plumtree
      • Plumtree [Avery County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plumtree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plumtree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plumtree<4>
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Pine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Pine<4>
    • Stamey Town [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamey Town
      • Stamey Town [Avery County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stamey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamey Town
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Marion

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Brown Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in McDowell County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Brown Cemetery.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Brown Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Biddix Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biddix Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Biddix Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biddix Cemetery
  • Blalock Cemetery [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blalock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blalock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blalock Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blalock Cemetery
  • Burnett Cemetery [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burnett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burnett Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnett Cemetery
  • Collis Cemetery [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Collis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Collis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Collis Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collis Cemetery
  • Continue List   (21 more) ...
    • Cook Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cook Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cook Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Cemetery
    • Davenport Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davenport Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davenport Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport Cemetery
    • Green Mtn. Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Mtn. Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Mtn. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Mtn. Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Mtn. Cemetery
    • Gurley Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gurley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gurley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurley Cemetery
    • Hollifield Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollifield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollifield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hollifield Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollifield Cemetery
    • Lonon Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lonon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lonon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonon Cemetery
    • McHone Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McHone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McHone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McHone Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the west of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHone Cemetery
    • McKinney Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
    • McKinney Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKinney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKinney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinney Cemetery
    • Obeth Cemetery [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Obeth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Obeth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Obeth Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obeth Cemetery
    • Pendley Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pendley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pendley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pendley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendley Cemetery
    • Phillips Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Phillips Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Phillips Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Phillips Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Cemetery
    • Snow Hill Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snow Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snow Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Snow Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill Cemetery
    • Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery [Mitchell County]
    • Table Rock Adventist Church Cemetery [Burke County]
    • Thomas Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Tolley Cemetery [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tolley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tolley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tolley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolley Cemetery
    • Washburn Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Washburn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Washburn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Wise Cemetery [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wise Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the north of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wise Cemetery
    • Wiseman Cemetery [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wiseman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wiseman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wiseman Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Brown Cemetery.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiseman Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Brown Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #982004  (Brown Cemetery)
    • Note: GNIS record #982004 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Ashford
    • County: McDowell         Elev: 513
    • Location given for GNIS #982004 (Brown Cemetery)
    • Lat: 35.8642927           Lon: -81.9559436
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About McDowell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including McDowell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Brown Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8643, Longitude: -81.9559       In this case, the coordinates for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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