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The location of Simmons Cemetery









A visit to the Simmons Cemetery ...

The location of the Simmons 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 Simmons Cemetery ...

The Simmons Cemetery is located in Yancey County.

The county seat for Yancey County is located in Burnsville. Burnsville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Simmons Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.7898°   (35° 47' 23")

Lon:   -82.2148°   (-82° 12' 53")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Simmons 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] of the Simmons Cemetery.

Bakersville   [Map]     Marion   [Map]    
Barnardsville   [Map]     Micaville   [Map]    
Bethel   [Map]     Montreat   [Map]    
Black Mountain   [Map]     Murchison   [Map]    
Burnsville   [Map]     Nebo   [Map]    
Celo   [Map]     Old Fort   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     Penland   [Map]    
Grassy Creek   [Map]     Providence   [Map]    
Green Mountain   [Map]     Ridgecrest   [Map]    
Hamrick   [Map]     Spruce Pine   [Map]    
Ivy   [Map]     Swannanoa   [Map]    
Lackey Town   [Map]     Walkertown   [Map]    
Little Switzerland   [Map]     West Marion   [Map]    
Low Gap   [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 Simmons 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 Simmons Cemetery.

Bakersville   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Barnardsville   [Map]
 - Located in Buncombe County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Black Mountain   [Map]
 - Located in Buncombe County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Old Fort   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of the Simmons Cemetery
 
Spruce Pine   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Simmons 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:

Alexander County:     Cyndi's
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Ashe County:     Cyndi's
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Avery County:     Cyndi's
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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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Lincoln 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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Transylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Watauga County:     Cyndi's
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Cherokee County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Greenville County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Spartanburg County (SC):     Cyndi's
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Carter County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Sullivan County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Unicoi County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Washington County (TN):     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 27 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Simmons 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 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Simmons Cemetery

Autrey Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ballew Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Ballew Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Bracher Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burleson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Simmons Cemetery

Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Carroway Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Collis Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]

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

Good Cemetery   [Map]

Located in McDowell County

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

Gragg Cemetery   [Map]

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

Grindstaff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Hensley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Simmons Cemetery

Laurel Branch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Simmons Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2498256<3>

Lee Fields Cemetery   [Map]

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

Patton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Penland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Simmons Cemetery

Ray Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Simmons Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north (N) of the Simmons Cemetery

Snow Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in McDowell County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east (E) of the Simmons Cemetery

Westall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northeast (NNE) of the Simmons Cemetery

Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Simmons Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Simmons 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 Simmons Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1015539   (Name of Record: Simmons Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Yancey
Lat: 35.7898401     Lon: -82.2148428   [Map]
Elev: 911         Map Name: Celo

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Yancey 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.

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<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 Simmons Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7898, Longitude: -82.2148     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Simmons 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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