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(Carroll County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Alford Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Alford Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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.

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The Location of the Alford Cemetery...

The Alford Cemetery is located in Carroll County. The county seat for Carroll County is located in Hillsville.

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

Lat:   36.7910°   (36° 47' 27")

Lon:   -80.8692°   (-80° 52' 9")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Alford Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Alford Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Carroll County.

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

Fries   [Map]
 - Located in Grayson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Galax   [Map]
 - Located in Galax City
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Hillsville   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Independence   [Map]
 - Located in Grayson County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Wytheville   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 52 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Alford Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Alley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Beasley Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Burnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Burnett - Hanks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Burnett - Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Coulson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Dixon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Edwards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Fosters Falls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Frazier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Hebron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
IOOF Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Jackson Peak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
James Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2308304<4>
 
Jennings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Jennings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Joseph Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Lilburn Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Mabe Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1994958
 
Midway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Newman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Nige Lineberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Nuckolls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Old Burnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Orvin Lineberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Parnell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Pickett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
River Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Shorts Creek - Frazier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Smith - Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Stoneman Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Trigg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2298608
 
Walker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alford Cemetery
 
Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Alford Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Alford Cemetery.

Austinville   [Map]Fries   [Map]Low Gap (NC)   [Map]
Baywood   [Map]Galax   [Map]Mack Creek Village   [Map]
Cana   [Map]Hillsville   [Map]Max Meadows   [Map]
Dugspur   [Map]Ivanhoe   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]
Ennice (NC)   [Map]Lambsburg   [Map]Sheep Town   [Map]
Fancy Gap   [Map]Locust Hill   [Map]Woodlawn   [Map]
Fort Chiswell   [Map]Low Gap   [Map]Wytheville   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Alford Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ashe County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forsyth County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iredell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stokes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yadkin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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 Alford 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 Alford Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1738583   (Name of Record: Alford Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Carroll
Lat: 36.7909586     Lon: -80.8692439   [Map]
Elev: 831         Map Name: Sylvatus

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Carroll County: www.co.carroll.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7910, Longitude: -80.8692     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Alford Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Alford Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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