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The location of Porter - Ward Cemetery









A visit to the Porter - Ward Cemetery ...

The location of the Porter - 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 Porter - Ward Cemetery ...

The Porter - Ward Cemetery is located in Rhea County.

The county seat for Rhea County is located in Dayton. Dayton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Porter - Ward Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   35.6106°   (35° 36' 38")

Lon:   -84.8297°   (-84° 49' 46")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Porter - Ward Cemetery.

Athens   [Map]     Lakewood Village   [Map]    
Bell Spring   [Map]     Lamontville   [Map]    
Birchwood   [Map]     Ninemile   [Map]    
Calhoun   [Map]     Niota   [Map]    
Cayuga Town   [Map]     Pikeville   [Map]    
Charleston   [Map]     Pioneer Village   [Map]    
Crab Orchard   [Map]     Postoak   [Map]    
Cumberland Spring   [Map]     Rockwood   [Map]    
Dayton   [Map]     Spring City   [Map]    
Decatur   [Map]     Summer City   [Map]    
Graysville   [Map]     Sweetwater   [Map]    
Lake Tansi Village   [Map]     Winesap   [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 Porter - Ward Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Rhea County.

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

Athens   [Map]
 - Located in McMinn County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located in McMinn County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Dayton   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located in Meigs County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located in McMinn County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located in Bledsoe County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Rockwood   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Spring City   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery
 
Sweetwater   [Map]
 - Located in Monroe County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of the Porter - Ward 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 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 Porter - Ward Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Rhea County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Rhea County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Rhea 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 Tennessee

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 65 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Porter - Ward Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Baker Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Ball Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Burttram Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Cash - Foust Cemetery   [Map]

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

Collins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

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

Concord Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Cooke Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south southeast (SSE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Cooley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Correll Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

DeArmond Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Decatur Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

DeVaney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Eaves Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Ewing Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

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

Gibson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Godbehere Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Hazelwood Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Hickey Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hickory Flat Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Howerton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Huff Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Hunter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Hurst Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Ingle Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Jolley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Leuty Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Leuty Cemetery   [Map]

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

Locke Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Lucknow Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Marsh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Marsh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

McCabe Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north (N) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

McClendon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Moore Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

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

Peak - Hornsby Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

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

Petersburg Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #17019<3>

Pierce Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Poe Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Pritchett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Pyott Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north (N) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Rhea Springs Cemetery   [Map]

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

Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Roork Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

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

Sims Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the east (E) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Slave Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Smith - Wilkey Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Spears Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Spring City Memory Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Stewart Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Meigs County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Wassom Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Wasson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Watkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south (S) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

Wolf Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Porter - Ward Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Porter - 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 Porter - Ward Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1298271   (Name of Record: Porter-Ward Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rhea
Lat: 35.6106268     Lon: -84.8296679   [Map]
Elev: 214         Map Name: Decatur

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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.

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<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 Porter - Ward Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6106, Longitude: -84.8297     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Porter - Ward 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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