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A visit to the Olive Branch Cemetery ...

The location of the Olive 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 Olive Branch Cemetery ...

The Olive Branch Cemetery is located in Person County.

The county seat for Person County is located in Roxboro. Roxboro lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Olive Branch Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.4738°   (36° 28' 25")

Lon:   -78.8253°   (-78° 49' 31")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 28 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Olive Branch Cemetery.

Aarons Creek (VA)   [Map]     Providence   [Map]    
Allens Level   [Map]     Roseville   [Map]    
Allensville   [Map]     Rougemont   [Map]    
Berryland   [Map]     Roxboro   [Map]    
Bullock   [Map]     Scottsburg (VA)   [Map]    
Clarksville (VA)   [Map]     Semora   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     South Boston (VA)   [Map]    
Hicks Village   [Map]     Stem   [Map]    
Hurdle Mills   [Map]     Stovall   [Map]    
Leasburg   [Map]     Timberlake   [Map]    
Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     Virgilina (VA)   [Map]    
Moriah   [Map]     Westside Village (VA)   [Map]    
Mount Tirzah   [Map]     Whitt Town   [Map]    
Oxford   [Map]     Wilbourns   [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 Olive Branch Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Person County.

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

Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located in Mecklenburg County (VA)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery
 
Oxford   [Map]
 - Located in Granville County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery
 
Roxboro   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery
 
Scottsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Fluvanna County (VA)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Olive Branch Cemetery
 
South Boston   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County (VA)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery
 
Stovall   [Map]
 - Located in Granville County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Olive Branch 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 - 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 Olive Branch Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Person County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Caswell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chatham County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Durham County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Granville County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Guilford County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Halifax County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lenoir County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Orange County:     Cyndi's
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Rockingham County:     Cyndi's
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Vance County:     Cyndi's
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Wake County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Warren County:     Cyndi's
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Brunswick County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Campbell County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Charlotte County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Danville City (VA):     Cyndi's
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Halifax County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Henry County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Lunenburg County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Mecklenburg County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Prince Edward County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Person 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 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Olive Branch Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Allens Chapel Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Allensville Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]

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

Baileys Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Bethel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1985870<3>

Clark Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Mecklenburg County (VA)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Harmony UMC Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Halifax County (VA)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1986480

Lawson Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mayo Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Halifax County (VA)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2252607

Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Montague Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Nelson Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Mecklenburg County (VA)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

North Fork Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Halifax County (VA)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Norwood Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Granville County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Providence Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Puryear Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Mecklenburg County (VA)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Ragland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #48518

Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Rogers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Shady Grove Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Halifax County (VA)

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Shiloh Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Surl Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Virgilina Cemetery (VA)   [Map]

Located in Halifax County (VA)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52494

Winston Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Granville County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Woodsdale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Woodsdale Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

Woody Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Olive Branch Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Olive 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 Olive Branch Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1951355   (Name of Record: Olive Branch Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Person
Lat: 36.4737524     Lon: -78.8252849   [Map]
Elev: 193         Map Name: Triple Springs

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Person County: www.personcounty.net/

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 '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 Olive Branch Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4738, Longitude: -78.8253     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Olive Branch 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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