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The location of Laurel Branch Cemetery









A visit to the Laurel Branch Cemetery ...

The location of the Laurel Branch 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 Laurel Branch Cemetery ...

The Laurel Branch Cemetery is located in Swain County.

The county seat for Swain County is located in Bryson City. Bryson City lies just to the east southeast of the Laurel Branch Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.4373°   (35° 26' 14")

Lon:   -83.4988°   (-83° 29' 55")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Laurel Branch Cemetery.

Almond   [Map]     Franklin   [Map]    
Bear Creek   [Map]     Gatlinburg (TN)   [Map]    
Bryson City   [Map]     Greens Creek   [Map]    
Chalet Village (TN)   [Map]     Oconaluftee Indian Village   [Map]    
Cheoah   [Map]     Paint Town   [Map]    
Cherokee   [Map]     Robbinsville   [Map]    
Cullowhee   [Map]     Sylva   [Map]    
Dillsboro   [Map]     Topton   [Map]    
Elkmont (TN)   [Map]     Unahala   [Map]    
Fairview   [Map]     Webster   [Map]    
Fontana Dam   [Map]     Whittier   [Map]    
Forest Hills   [Map]     Yellow Creek   [Map]    
Forneys Creek   [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 Laurel Branch Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Swain County.

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

Bryson City   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located in Macon County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Gatlinburg   [Map]
 - Located in Sevier County (TN)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Robbinsville   [Map]
 - Located in Graham County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Sylva   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery
 
Webster   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Laurel Branch 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 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 - 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 Laurel Branch Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Swain County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Habersham County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Rabun County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Towns County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Union County (GA):     Cyndi's
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White County (GA):     Cyndi's
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Buncombe County:     Cyndi's
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Cherokee County:     Cyndi's
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Clay County:     Cyndi's
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Graham County:     Cyndi's
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Haywood County:     Cyndi's
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Henderson County:     Cyndi's
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Madison County:     Cyndi's
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Oconee County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Pickens County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Blount County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cocke County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Hamblen County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Loudon County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Polk County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Sevier County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Swain 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 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Laurel Branch Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #46885<3>

Brendle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Cochran Cemetery   [Map]

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

Connor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

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

De Hart Cemetery   [Map]

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

Deep Creek Cemetery   [Map]

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

Estes Cemetery   [Map]

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

Galbraith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Laney Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lauada Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Lower Noland Cemetery   [Map]

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

McClure Cemetery   [Map]

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

McHan Cemetery   [Map]

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

Morrow Cemetery   [Map]

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

Queen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Randall Cemetery   [Map]

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

Round Top Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Roundhill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Graham County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west southwest (WSW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Sherrill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stiles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Sutton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Swain Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

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

Tabor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48905

Upper Noland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Watkins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Watkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east southeast (ESE) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

Wiggins - Watson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Woody Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Laurel Branch Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Laurel Branch 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 Laurel Branch Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1012718   (Name of Record: Laurel Branch Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Swain
Lat: 35.4373169     Lon: -83.4987728   [Map]
Elev: 622         Map Name: Bryson City

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Swain County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Swain County: www.swaincounty.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 '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 Laurel Branch Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4373, Longitude: -83.4988     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Laurel Branch 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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