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The location of Ward Cemetery









A visit to the Ward Cemetery ...

The location of the Ward 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 Ward Cemetery ...

The Ward Cemetery is located in Watauga County.

The county seat for Watauga County is located in Boone. Boone lies just to the east southeast of the Ward Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.2468°   (36° 14' 48")

Lon:   -81.8234°   (-81° 49' 24")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Ward 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 Ward Cemetery.

Bamboo   [Map]     Newland   [Map]    
Banner Elk   [Map]     Rominger   [Map]    
Beech Mountain   [Map]     Rutherwood   [Map]    
Blowing Rock   [Map]     Seven Devils   [Map]    
Boone   [Map]     Sugar Grove   [Map]    
Elk Park   [Map]     Sugar Mountain   [Map]    
Foscoe   [Map]     Todd   [Map]    
Grandfather   [Map]     Vale   [Map]    
Linville   [Map]     Valle Crucis   [Map]    
Minneapolis   [Map]     Vilas   [Map]    
Montezuma   [Map]     Whaley   [Map]    
Mount Gilead   [Map]     Zionville   [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 Ward Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Watauga County.

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

Banner Elk   [Map]
 - Located in Avery County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ward Cemetery
 
Blowing Rock   [Map]
 - Located in Caldwell County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery
 
Boone   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery
 
Newland   [Map]
 - Located in Avery County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ward 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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Ward Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to North Carolina:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Watauga County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for North Carolina:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of North Carolina,
Cemeteries of Watauga 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 Watauga 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 55 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Ward Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ward Cemetery

Baird Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Beaverdam Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bunton Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ward Cemetery

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ward Cemetery

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ward Cemetery

Calloway Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ward Cemetery

Church Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Carter County (TN)

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

Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Coffey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Combs Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

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

Cove Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ward Cemetery

Crawford Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

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

Culler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Danner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

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

Dugger Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Ward Cemetery

Dugger Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Ward Cemetery

Eller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

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

Farthing Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2414214<3>

Gragg Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery

Greene Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ward Cemetery

Greer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ward Cemetery

Harmon Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Carter County (TN)

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

Hayes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery

Henson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hicks Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hollars Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ward Cemetery

Howell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ward Cemetery

Jestes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Ward Cemetery

Mast Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Mast Cemetery   [Map]

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

McGuire Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

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

McLean Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Ward Cemetery

Meadows Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ward Cemetery

Michael Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Ward Cemetery

Old Mountain View Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

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

Payne Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

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

Piny Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery

Pitts Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ward Cemetery

Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

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

Potts Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Ward Cemetery

Shook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ward Cemetery

Shull Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Shull Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Skyland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Snyder Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Ward Cemetery

Stanberry Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ward Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #18894

Stansberry Cemetery (TN)   [Map]

Located in Johnson County (TN)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ward Cemetery

Trivett Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ward Cemetery

Ward Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Avery County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Ward Cemetery

White Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ward Cemetery

Yates Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Ward 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 Ward Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #996774   (Name of Record: Ward Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Watauga
Lat: 36.2467929     Lon: -81.8234457   [Map]
Elev: 812         Map Name: Valle Crucis

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About Watauga County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

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 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 Ward Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2468, Longitude: -81.8234     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ward 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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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