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The location of Abshire Cemetery









A visit to the Abshire Cemetery ...

The location of the Abshire 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 Abshire Cemetery ...

The Abshire Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Rocky Mount.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Abshire Cemetery

Lat:   37.1157°   (37° 6' 56")

Lon:   -79.9270°   (-79° 55' 37")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 68 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Abshire Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Amos Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Amos Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Angle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bandy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Boitnott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bonbrook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Boone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Boones Mill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bowman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Bowman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Carper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Cummings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Doran Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Dudley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Fisher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Flint Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Flora Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Flora - Teel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Franklin Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Germantown Brick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Gogginsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Hanabass Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Hartman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Helms Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Hurt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Kennett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Kingery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Little Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
McNiel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Miller Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Minnix Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Mt. Airy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Mountain View Burial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Overfelt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Oylers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Ozzie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Pate Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Perdue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Piedmont Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Plunkett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Poteet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Red Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Rehoboth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Sandy Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Starkey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Taylor - Worley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Thurman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Thurman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Toney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Turnbull Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Webster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Webster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Abshire Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Abshire Cemetery.

Apple Tree Village   [Map]     Penhook   [Map]    
Bent Mountain   [Map]     Radford   [Map]    
Blue Ridge   [Map]     Roanoke   [Map]    
Boones Mill   [Map]     Rocky Mount   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Runaway Village   [Map]    
Cave Spring   [Map]     Salem   [Map]    
Cloverdale   [Map]     Shawsville   [Map]    
Ferrum   [Map]     Simpsons   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Sunset Village   [Map]    
Hollins   [Map]     Terrys Fork   [Map]    
Laymantown   [Map]     Union Hall   [Map]    
Montgomery Village   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
North Shore   [Map]     Westlake Corner   [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 Abshire Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

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

Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located in Salem City
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Abshire Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Abshire 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 Abshire Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Abshire 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 Abshire Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1462344   (Name of Record: Abshire Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 37.1156946     Lon: -79.9269797   [Map]
Elev: 346         Map Name: Boones Mill

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Franklin County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 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 Abshire Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1157, Longitude: -79.9270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Abshire Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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