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The location of Byrd Cemetery









A visit to the Byrd Cemetery ...

The location of the Byrd 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 Byrd Cemetery ...

The Byrd Cemetery is located in Mitchell County.

The county seat for Mitchell County is located in Bakersville. Bakersville lies just to the east southeast of the Byrd Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.0296°   (36° 1' 46")

Lon:   -82.2285°   (-82° 13' 42")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Byrd Cemetery.

Bailey   [Map]     Micaville   [Map]    
Bakersville   [Map]     Minneapolis   [Map]    
Banner Hill (TN)   [Map]     Murchison   [Map]    
Buladean   [Map]     Penland   [Map]    
Burnsville   [Map]     Plumtree   [Map]    
Celo   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Chestnut Dale   [Map]     Roan Mountain (TN)   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     Sioux   [Map]    
Erwin (TN)   [Map]     Spruce Pine   [Map]    
Grassy Creek   [Map]     Tipton Hill   [Map]    
Green Mountain   [Map]     Tolley Town (TN)   [Map]    
Little Switzerland   [Map]     Unicoi (TN)   [Map]    
Low Gap   [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 Byrd Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Mitchell County.

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

Bakersville   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Yancey County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Erwin   [Map]
 - Located in Unicoi County (TN)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Byrd Cemetery
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that 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 Byrd Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Mitchell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Mitchell 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 53 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Byrd Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bailey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Bakersville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Bennett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blevins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #47011<3>

Butler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Byrd Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2271763

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Clearmont Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Byrd Cemetery

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

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

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

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

Garland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Byrd Cemetery

Gouge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Gouge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Green Young Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Harrell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hobson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hobson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Byrd Cemetery

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Byrd Cemetery

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Byrd Cemetery

Hughes - Murphy Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Byrd Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2438600

Ingram Cemetery   [Map]

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Ledford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Ledford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Major Cemetery   [Map]

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

McKinney Cemetery   [Map]

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

Penland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southeast (SE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Rebels Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Riddle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south (S) of the Byrd Cemetery

Roan Mtn. Cemetery #2   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Silver Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Slagle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Stanley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Street Cemetery   [Map]

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

Street Cemetery   [Map]

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

Thomas Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Whitson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Byrd Cemetery

Woody Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Woody Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Byrd Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49170

Worrick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Byrd Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49176

Young Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Yancey County

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Byrd 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 Byrd Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1009874   (Name of Record: Byrd Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Mitchell
Lat: 36.0295584     Lon: -82.2284611   [Map]
Elev: 782         Map Name: Bakersville

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Mitchell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mitchell County: www.mitchellcounty.org/

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 '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 Byrd Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0296, Longitude: -82.2285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Byrd Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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.

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