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The location of Amherst Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Amherst Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Amherst 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 Amherst Cemetery...

The Amherst Cemetery is located in Amherst County. The county seat for Amherst County is located in Amherst.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of 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)<2>

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<3> 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
 
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located in Augusta County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Lexington City
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) 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

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
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Amherst Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2594136<4>
 
Beard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49378
 
Burford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Camden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Cash Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Centenary Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Christian Aid Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Faulconer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Fulcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Giles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Harewood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Harvey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Henley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Henley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Higginbotham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Hudson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Loving Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Mays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
McIvor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Morriss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Parr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Steele Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Watts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
White Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Amherst Cemetery
 
Woodland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Nelson County
 - 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.

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Adial   [Map]Concord   [Map]Lynchburg   [Map]
Amherst   [Map]Forest   [Map]Madison Heights   [Map]
Appomattox   [Map]Forks of Buffalo   [Map]Marlbrook   [Map]
Axtell   [Map]Glasgow   [Map]Rustburg   [Map]
Beckham   [Map]Lavino Village   [Map]Sweet Briar Station   [Map]
Boonsboro   [Map]Lodebar   [Map]Timberlake   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]Lowesville   [Map]Woodbine Village   [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 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 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     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Amherst County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Albemarle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Alleghany County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amelia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Appomattox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Augusta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Buckingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Fluvanna County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Halifax County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lunenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lynchburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Lynchburg County:              
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nottoway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pittsylvania County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince Edward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
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,     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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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: 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).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Amherst 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 'point-to-point' distance from . 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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