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The location of Nelson Cemetery









A visit to the Nelson Cemetery ...

The location of the Nelson 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 Nelson Cemetery ...

The Nelson Cemetery is located in Stokes County.

The county seat for Stokes County is located in Danbury. Danbury lies just to the southeast of the Nelson Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.4532°   (36° 27' 11")

Lon:   -80.2653°   (-80° 15' 55")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Nelson Cemetery.

Aarons Corner   [Map]     Patrick Springs (VA)   [Map]    
Bailey Town   [Map]     Peters Creek (VA)   [Map]    
Bannertown   [Map]     Pilot Mountain   [Map]    
Capella   [Map]     Pine Hall   [Map]    
Chestnut Trails   [Map]     Pinnacle   [Map]    
Danbury   [Map]     Quaker Gap   [Map]    
Flat Rock   [Map]     Rural Hall   [Map]    
Germanton   [Map]     Sandy Ridge   [Map]    
King   [Map]     Snow Hill   [Map]    
Lawsonville   [Map]     Stuart (VA)   [Map]    
Meadows   [Map]     Upper Sawra Town   [Map]    
Mount Herman   [Map]     Walnut Cove   [Map]    
Mount Olive   [Map]     Westfield   [Map]    
Oak Ridge   [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 Nelson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Stokes County.

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

Danbury   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Pilot Mountain   [Map]
 - Located in Surry County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Stuart   [Map]
 - Located in Patrick County (VA)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Nelson Cemetery
 
Walnut Cove   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Nelson Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Nelson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Stokes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County:     Cyndi's
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Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
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Caswell County:     Cyndi's
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Davidson County:     Cyndi's
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Forsyth County:     Cyndi's
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Iredell County:     Cyndi's
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Lenoir County:     Cyndi's
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Randolph County:     Cyndi's
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Rockingham County:     Cyndi's
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Rowan County:     Cyndi's
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Surry County:     Cyndi's
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Yadkin County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City (VA):     Cyndi's
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Floyd County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Franklin County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Galax City (VA):     Cyndi's
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Grayson County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Henry County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Patrick County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Stokes 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,
Cemeteries of Stokes County
 

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 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Nelson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beasley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Beasley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Bondurant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Durham Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Flat Top Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Flippin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Forest Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Frye Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

George Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Joyce Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2345833<3>

Keaton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Lankford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Mabe Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Marshall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Martin - Hall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Nelson Cemetery

Minnies Chapel Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Patrick County (VA)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Nelson Cemetery

Nunn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Nunn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Old Capella Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Old Orchard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Quaker Gap Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2204289

Ray Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Rierson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Rodgers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Nelson Cemetery

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Nelson Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Southern Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Nelson Cemetery

Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Thore Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Nelson Cemetery

Tucker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Nelson Cemetery

Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Nelson Cemetery

Vaden Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Nelson 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 Nelson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #990907   (Name of Record: Nelson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Stokes
Lat: 36.4531938     Lon: -80.2653303   [Map]
Elev: 316         Map Name: Hanging Rock

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Stokes County: www.co.stokes.nc.us/

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Nelson Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4532, Longitude: -80.2653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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