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The location of Atkinson Cemetery









A visit to the Atkinson Cemetery ...

The location of the Atkinson 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 15 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> 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<3>
 
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 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Atkinson Cemetery.

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

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 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 Atkinson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pittsylvania County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Durham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Granville County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Guilford County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Amherst County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Danville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Halifax County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Lynchburg County:          
Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Patrick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Atkinson Cemetery. The point we use 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).

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<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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