RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
Cemetery
Profile
Local
Newspapers
Nearby
Cemeteries
Nearby
Towns
Interactive
Map
  VA
Communities





The location of Amherst Cemetery









A visit to the Amherst Cemetery ...

The location of the Amherst 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 Amherst Cemetery ...

The Amherst Cemetery is located in Amherst County.

The county seat for Amherst County is located in Amherst. Amherst lies just to the southwest of the Amherst Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.5965°   (37° 35' 47")

Lon:   -79.0364°   (-79° 2' 11")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Amherst Cemetery.

Adial   [Map]     Glasgow   [Map]    
Alcoma   [Map]     Lavino Village   [Map]    
Amherst   [Map]     Lodebar   [Map]    
Appomattox   [Map]     Lowesville   [Map]    
Axtell   [Map]     Lynchburg   [Map]    
Beckham   [Map]     Madison Heights   [Map]    
Boonsboro   [Map]     Marlbrook   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Rustburg   [Map]    
Concord   [Map]     Sweet Briar Station   [Map]    
Forest   [Map]     Timberlake   [Map]    
Forks of Buffalo   [Map]     Woodbine Village   [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 Amherst Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Amherst County.

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

Amherst   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Appomattox   [Map]
 - Located in Appomattox County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Glasgow   [Map]
 - Located in Rockbridge County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Lynchburg   [Map]
 - Located in Lynchburg City
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Rustburg   [Map]
 - Located in Campbell County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) of the Amherst 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 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 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 Amherst Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Amherst County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Albemarle County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amelia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Augusta County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bath County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buckingham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlottesville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fluvanna County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Halifax County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lexington City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lynchburg County:          
Nelson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nottoway County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockbridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Staunton City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Waynesboro City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Waynesboro County:          

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Amherst 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 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Amherst Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allens Creek Community Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Amherst Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2594136<3>

Beard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49378

Burford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Camden Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Cash Cemetery   [Map]

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

Centenary Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Amherst Cemetery

Christian Aid Cemetery   [Map]

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

Faulconer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fulcher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Giles Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Harewood Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Harrison Cemetery   [Map]

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

Harvey Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Henley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Henley Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Hicks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Hicks Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Amherst Cemetery

Higginbotham Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Hudson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Loving Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Mays Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery

McIvor Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Morriss Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Hope Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Parr Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]

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

Steele Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north (N) of the Amherst Cemetery

Tucker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery

Watts Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Amherst Cemetery

White Rock Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Amherst Cemetery

Williams Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Woodland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nelson County

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Amherst Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Amherst 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 Amherst Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1462445   (Name of Record: Amherst Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Amherst
Lat: 37.5965302     Lon: -79.0364131   [Map]
Elev: 231         Map Name: Amherst

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Virginia

About Amherst County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amherst County: www.countyofamherst.com/

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Amherst Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5965, Longitude: -79.0364     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Amherst 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.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 26 Jan 2020