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(Pittsylvania County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Atkinson Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Atkinson 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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Atkinson Cemetery...

The Atkinson Cemetery is located in Pittsylvania County. The county seat for Pittsylvania County is located in Chatham.

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

Lat:   36.8065°   (36° 48' 23")

Lon:   -79.2803°   (-79° 16' 49")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Atkinson 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 Atkinson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Pittsylvania County.

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

Altavista   [Map]
 - Located in Campbell County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Chatham   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Danville   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Halifax   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Hurt   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Milton   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
South Boston   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Atkinson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 15 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Atkinson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Burch Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2588918<4>
 
Chatham Burial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Chestnut Level Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Ingram Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Jones Family Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Midway Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Pines Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Thomas Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2609896
 
Weal Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
Whitethorn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Atkinson Cemetery
 
William H. Shelton Graveyard   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Atkinson Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Atkinson Cemetery.

Altavista   [Map]Henrys Mill   [Map]Providence (NC)   [Map]
Banister Town   [Map]Hurt   [Map]Renan   [Map]
Beaver Park   [Map]Java   [Map]South Boston   [Map]
Blanch (NC)   [Map]Laprades Mill   [Map]Transco Village   [Map]
Chatham   [Map]Lucks   [Map]Westside Village   [Map]
Danville   [Map]Markham   [Map]Whitetown (NC)   [Map]
Gretna   [Map]Milton (NC)   [Map]Whittles   [Map]
Halifax   [Map]Pittsville   [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 like to start with 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 Atkinson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Pittsylvania County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caswell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Durham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Granville County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guilford County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lenoir County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orange County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Person County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stokes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amherst County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Appomattox 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      
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charlotte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Danville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Halifax County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lunenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lynchburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Lynchburg County:              
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Mecklenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince Edward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roanoke City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1462610   (Name of Record: Atkinson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Pittsylvania
Lat: 36.8065261     Lon: -79.2802993   [Map]
Elev: 216         Map Name: Spring Garden

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.org/

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: 36.8065, Longitude: -79.2803     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Atkinson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Atkinson 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 that stretches 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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