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The location of Bethany Cemetery









A visit to the Bethany Cemetery ...

The location of the Bethany 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 Bethany Cemetery ...

The Bethany Cemetery is located in Rockbridge County.

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Bethany Cemetery.

Arbor Hill   [Map]     Lexington   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Lowesville   [Map]    
Clifton Forge   [Map]     Marlbrook   [Map]    
Craigsville   [Map]     Millboro   [Map]    
Forks of Buffalo   [Map]     Newport   [Map]    
Glasgow   [Map]     Selma   [Map]    
Goshen   [Map]     Spottswood   [Map]    
Greenville   [Map]     Yost   [Map]    
Iron Gate   [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 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] 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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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    

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

 
Amherst 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Highland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lexington City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Lynchburg County:          
Nelson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Staunton City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Waynesboro City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Waynesboro County:          
Greenbrier County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries 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

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]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lexington City

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Bethany Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50176<3>

Fairfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Bethany Cemetery

Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Bethany Cemetery

Hartbarger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Kerrs Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Little River Cemetery   [Map]

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

McDowell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Bethany Cemetery

Mt. Moreland Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Bethany Cemetery

Old Monmouth Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Rockbridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Bethany Cemetery

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Lexington City

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Bethany Cemetery

Timber Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Bethany Cemetery

Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Rockbridge County

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Bethany Cemetery. The point we use 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).
<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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