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The location of Ray Cemetery









A visit to the Ray Cemetery ...

The location of the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery ...

The Ray Cemetery is located in Yancey County.

The county seat for Yancey County is located in Burnsville. Burnsville lies just to the north northeast of the Ray Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.8646°   (35° 51' 52")

Lon:   -82.3218°   (-82° 19' 18")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Ray Cemetery.

Bailey   [Map]     Low Gap   [Map]    
Bakersville   [Map]     Mars Hill   [Map]    
Barnardsville   [Map]     Micaville   [Map]    
Bethel   [Map]     Montreat   [Map]    
Burnsville   [Map]     Murchison   [Map]    
Celo   [Map]     Penland   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Grassy Creek   [Map]     Ridgecrest   [Map]    
Green Mountain   [Map]     Sioux   [Map]    
Hamrick   [Map]     Spruce Pine   [Map]    
Ivy   [Map]     Tipton Hill   [Map]    
Little Switzerland   [Map]     Walkertown   [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 Ray Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Yancey County.

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

Bakersville   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Barnardsville   [Map]
 - Located in Buncombe County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Black Mountain   [Map]
 - Located in Buncombe County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the South (S) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray 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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Ray Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Yancey County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashe County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Avery County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Buncombe County:     Cyndi's
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Burke County:     Cyndi's
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Caldwell County:     Cyndi's
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Catawba County:     Cyndi's
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Cleveland 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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McDowell County:     Cyndi's
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Mitchell County:     Cyndi's
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Polk County:     Cyndi's
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Rutherford County:     Cyndi's
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Watauga County:     Cyndi's
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Greenville County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Spartanburg County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Cocke County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Greene County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Hawkins County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Sullivan County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Washington County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Scott County (VA):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Yancey 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 Yancey 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 25 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Ray Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Ray Cemetery

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Arwood Cemetery   [Map]

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

Banks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery

Boone Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Dellinger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Edge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Edney Cemetery   [Map]

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

Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ray Cemetery

Hensley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Laurel Branch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2498256<3>

Ledford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Maney Cemetery   [Map]

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

Robertson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Madison County

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

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Roland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south (S) of the Ray Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2407158

Scott Cemetery   [Map]

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

Shepard Family Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Madison County

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

Silver Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery

Victory Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Madison County

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

Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Whittington Cemetery   [Map]

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

Williams Evans Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1014771   (Name of Record: Ray Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Yancey
Lat: 35.8645583     Lon: -82.3217935   [Map]
Elev: 877         Map Name: Mount Mitchell

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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 Ray Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8646, Longitude: -82.3218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ray 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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