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The location of Shell Cemetery









A visit to the Shell Cemetery ...

The location of the Shell 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 Shell Cemetery ...

The Shell Cemetery is located in Carter County.

The county seat for Carter County is located in Elizabethton. Elizabethton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Shell Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.1476°   (36° 8' 51")

Lon:   -82.0532°   (-82° 3' 11")

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

Bakersville (NC)   [Map]     Mount Pleasant (NC)   [Map]    
Banner Elk (NC)   [Map]     Newland (NC)   [Map]    
Beech Mountain (NC)   [Map]     Pineola (NC)   [Map]    
Buladean (NC)   [Map]     Plumtree (NC)   [Map]    
Chestnut Dale (NC)   [Map]     Roan Mountain   [Map]    
Crossnore (NC)   [Map]     Rominger (NC)   [Map]    
Elk Park (NC)   [Map]     Seven Devils (NC)   [Map]    
Grandfather (NC)   [Map]     Stamey Town (NC)   [Map]    
Jonas Ridge (NC)   [Map]     Sugar Mountain (NC)   [Map]    
Linville Falls (NC)   [Map]     Tipton Hill (NC)   [Map]    
Linville (NC)   [Map]     Tolley Town   [Map]    
Minneapolis (NC)   [Map]     Vale (NC)   [Map]    
Montezuma (NC)   [Map]     Whaley (NC)   [Map]    
Mount Gilead (NC)   [Map]     Whispering Pines   [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 Shell Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Carter County.

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

Bakersville   [Map]
 - Located in Mitchell County (NC)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shell Cemetery
 
Banner Elk   [Map]
 - Located in Avery County (NC)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Shell Cemetery
 
Newland   [Map]
 - Located in Avery County (NC)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shell 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 - 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 Shell Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Tennessee:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Carter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alexander County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Alleghany County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Ashe County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Avery County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Buncombe County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Caldwell County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Tennessee:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Carter County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Tennessee
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Tennessee
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Tennessee,
Cemeteries of Carter 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 71 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Shell Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ashley Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Shell Cemetery

Banner Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Barnett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Birchfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Shell Cemetery

Birchfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Shell Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2590480<3>

Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Shell Cemetery

Blevins Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

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

Buchanan Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast (SE) of the Shell Cemetery

Buchanan Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

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

Buck Cemetery   [Map]

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

Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Cannon Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Shell Cemetery

Caraway Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shell Cemetery

Cook Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Cordell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shell Cemetery

Cranberry Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Dugger Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ellis Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Fork Mtn. Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Freeman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #12173

Gibbs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north northwest (NNW) of the Shell Cemetery

Gouge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Greene Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Greer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Shell Cemetery

Guy Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Hampton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Harrell Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Harrison Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2267701

Heaton Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hicks Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Hicks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Shell Cemetery

Hobson Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Holtsclaw Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Shell Cemetery

Holtsclaw Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northwest (NW) of the Shell Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2151373

Hughes Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Hughes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Hughes Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

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

Isaacs Cemetery   [Map]

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

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Johnson Roan View Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jones Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

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

Julian Cemetery   [Map]

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

Julian Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Laws Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Shell Cemetery

Lee Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Shell Cemetery

Major Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

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

Markland Cemetery   [Map]

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

McClain Cemetery   [Map]

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

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west northwest (WNW) of the Shell Cemetery

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

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

Moreland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Oaks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shell Cemetery

Ollis Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Palmer Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Perkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the northeast (NE) of the Shell Cemetery

Perry Cemetery   [Map]

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

Peters Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pritchard Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east (E) of the Shell Cemetery

Richardson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Shell Cemetery

Roan Valley Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

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

Slippery Hill Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

Smith Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Shell Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stockton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Street Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Street Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Mitchell County (NC)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Shell Cemetery

Trivett Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Shell Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Winters Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Avery County (NC)

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Shell 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 Shell Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1269997   (Name of Record: Shell Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Carter
Lat: 36.1476211     Lon: -82.0531759   [Map]
Elev: 988         Map Name: White Rocks Mountain

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.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 'straight-line' 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 Shell Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1476, Longitude: -82.0532     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shell 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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