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A visit to the McDowell Memorial Park ...

The location of the McDowell Memorial Park 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 McDowell Memorial Park ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the McDowell Memorial Park

The McDowell Memorial Park is located in McDowell County<2>.

The county seat for McDowell County is located in Marion. Marion lies just to the southwest of the McDowell Memorial Park .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the McDowell Memorial Park

Lat:   35.7043°   (35° 42' 15")

Lon:   -81.9773°   (-81° 58' 38")

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

Websites to help with your 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the McDowell Memorial Park:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the McDowell Memorial Park.

  • Ashford [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
    • Ashford [McDowell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of McDowell Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
  • Brindletown [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brindletown
    • Brindletown [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of McDowell Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brindletown
  • Glen Alpine [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Alpine
    • Glen Alpine [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
    • 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>
  • Glenwood [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of McDowell Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
  • Continue List   (24 more) ...
    • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Creek
      • Grassy Creek [Mitchell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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
    • Greenlee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlee
      • Greenlee [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlee
    • Hamrick [Yancey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamrick
      • Hamrick [Yancey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamrick
    • Lackey Town [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey Town
      • Lackey Town [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lackey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackey Town
    • Linville [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linville
      • Linville [Burke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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>
    • Magnolia [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Burke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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>
    • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moffitt Hill
      • Moffitt Hill [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moffitt Hill
    • Morganton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Burke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morganton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<4>
    • Mountain Home [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [McDowell County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nebo [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebo
      • Nebo [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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>
    • Old Fort [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Fort
      • Old Fort [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Fort<4>
    • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otter Creek
      • Otter Creek [Rutherford County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parkhill [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkhill
      • Parkhill [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkhill
    • Patten [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
      • Patten [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patten
    • Providence [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Salem [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Burke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Pine
      • Spruce Pine [Mitchell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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>
    • Sugar Hill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Thermal City [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermal City
      • Thermal City [Rutherford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thermal City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermal City
    • Union Mills [Rutherford County]
    • West Marion [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Marion
      • West Marion [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • 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
    • Whitehouse [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehouse
      • Whitehouse [Rutherford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehouse

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 McDowell Memorial Park. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in McDowell County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The McDowell Memorial Park.

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the McDowell Memorial Park. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

  • Barnes Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dixon Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of McDowell Memorial Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Gilead Baptist Church Cemetery [Burke County]
  • Glades Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glades Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glades Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glades Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glades Cemetery
  • Continue List   (15 more) ...
    • Glenwood Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Mtn. Cemetery
    • Hall Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
    • Haney Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haney Cemetery
    • Hoover Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoover Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
    • Neal Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Neal Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neal Cemetery
    • Nebo Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nebo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebo Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obeth Cemetery
    • Ridgway Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery [McDowell County]
    • Rocky Pass Memorial Park [McDowell County]
    • 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.
      • Washburn Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washburn Cemetery
    • West Court Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Court Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Court Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Court Cemetery
    • Zion Hill Cemetery [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of McDowell Memorial Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill 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 McDowell Memorial Park:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1013420  (McDowell Memorial Park)
    • Note: GNIS record #1013420 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: Marion East
    • County: McDowell         Elev: 406
    • Location given for GNIS #1013420 (McDowell Memorial Park)
    • Lat: 35.7042915           Lon: -81.9773293
    • Open a Google Map centered on the above location.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities 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 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 McDowell Memorial Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7043, Longitude: -81.9773       In this case, the coordinates for the McDowell Memorial Park 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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