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The location of Alford Cemetery









A visit to the Alford Cemetery ...

The location of the Alford 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 Alford Cemetery ...

The Alford Cemetery is located in Carroll County.

The county seat for Carroll County is located in Hillsville. Hillsville lies just to the east southeast of the Alford Cemetery [Map].

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Alford Cemetery.

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

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

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Ashe County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Forsyth County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Iredell County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Surry County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Wilkes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Yadkin County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Johnson County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Bland County:     Cyndi's
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Galax City:     Cyndi's
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Giles County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Grayson County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
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Radford City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
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Smyth County:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Tazewell County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Mercer County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries 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

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]

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Alley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Beasley Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Alford Cemetery

Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burnett - Hanks Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burnett - Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Coulson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dixon Cemetery   [Map]

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

Edwards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fosters Falls Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Wythe County

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

Frazier Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hebron Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery

IOOF Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Wythe County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Alford Cemetery

Jackson Peak Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Alford Cemetery

James Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2308304<3>

Jennings Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jennings Cemetery   [Map]

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

Joseph Bryant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lilburn Richardson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Little Vine Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mabe Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southeast (SE) of the Alford Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1994958

Midway Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west (W) of the Alford Cemetery

Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

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

Myers Cemetery   [Map]

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

Newman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Alford Cemetery

Nige Lineberry Cemetery   [Map]

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

Nuckolls Cemetery   [Map]

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

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Old Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Orvin Lineberry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Alford Cemetery

Parnell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pickett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Alford Cemetery

Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

River Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Alford Cemetery

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

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

Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sanders Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Wythe County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52055

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Alford Cemetery

Shorts Creek - Frazier Cemetery   [Map]

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

Smith - Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stoneman Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Trigg Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Wythe County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2298608

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

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

Williams Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Alford Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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: 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 Alford Cemetery. The point we use 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).
<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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