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(Rockbridge County, Virginia)


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The location of Bethany Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Bethany Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Bethany 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 Bethany Cemetery...

The Bethany Cemetery is located in Rockbridge County.

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

Lat:   37.8479°   (37° 50' 52")

Lon:   -79.4245°   (-79° 25' 28")

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

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

Amherst   [Map]
 - Located in Amherst County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Buchanan   [Map]
 - Located in Botetourt County
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Clifton Forge   [Map]
 - Located in Alleghany County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West (W) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Glasgow   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Goshen   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located in Augusta County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Lexington   [Map]
 - Located in Lexington City
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Lyndhurst   [Map]
 - Located in Augusta County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Staunton   [Map]
 - Located in Staunton City
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bethany Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bethany Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Chestnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lexington City
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Bethany Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50176<4>
 
Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Hartbarger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Kerrs Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Little River Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
McDowell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Mt. Moreland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
New Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Old Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Rockbridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lexington City
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Timber Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bethany Cemetery
 
Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Bethany Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Bethany Cemetery.

Buchanan   [Map]Goshen   [Map]Marlbrook   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]Greenville   [Map]Salisbury   [Map]
Carloover   [Map]Iron Gate   [Map]Selma   [Map]
Clifton Forge   [Map]Jolivue   [Map]Spottswood   [Map]
Craigsville   [Map]Lexington   [Map]Stuarts Draft   [Map]
Forks of Buffalo   [Map]Low Moor   [Map]Yost   [Map]
Glasgow   [Map]Lowesville   [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 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 Bethany Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Rockbridge 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     USGenWeb    
Amherst County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Covington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Craig County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Highland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lynchburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Lynchburg County:              
Nelson 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    
Rockingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       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:              
Greenbrier County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Rockbridge 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 Bethany 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 Bethany Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1805970   (Name of Record: Bethany Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rockbridge
Lat: 37.847909     Lon: -79.4244824   [Map]
Elev: 327         Map Name: Lexington

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockbridge County: www.co.rockbridge.va.us/

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: 37.8479, Longitude: -79.4245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bethany 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' (or point-to-point) distance from . A straight line distance ignores things 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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