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The location of Big Oak Cemetery









A visit to the Big Oak Cemetery ...

The location of the Big Oak 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 Big Oak Cemetery ...

The Big Oak Cemetery is located in Amelia County.

. Amelia Court House lies just to the north of the Big Oak Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.2718°   (37° 16' 18")

Lon:   -77.9664°   (-77° 57' 59")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Big Oak Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Big Oak Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Goochland   [Map]    
Beaumont   [Map]     Grant Village   [Map]    
Blackstone   [Map]     Hampden - Sydney   [Map]    
Blake Village   [Map]     Kenbridge   [Map]    
Bon Air   [Map]     Maitland Village   [Map]    
Burkeville   [Map]     Matoaca   [Map]    
Chesterfield Court House   [Map]     McKenney   [Map]    
Chesterfield Village   [Map]     Midlothian   [Map]    
Cotton Town   [Map]     Nutbush   [Map]    
Crewe   [Map]     Trents Mill   [Map]    
Darvills   [Map]     Victoria   [Map]    
Farmville   [Map]     Winterpock   [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 Big Oak Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Amelia County.

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

Blackstone   [Map]
 - Located in Nottoway County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Burkeville   [Map]
 - Located in Nottoway County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Chester   [Map]
 - Located in Chesterfield County
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Crewe   [Map]
 - Located in Nottoway County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Farmville   [Map]
 - Located in Prince Edward County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Goochland   [Map]
 - Located in Goochland County
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North (N) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Hampden - Sydney   [Map]
 - Located in Prince Edward County
 - Lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the West (W) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Kenbridge   [Map]
 - Located in Lunenburg County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Midlothian   [Map]
 - Located in Chesterfield County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Oak Cemetery
 
Victoria   [Map]
 - Located in Lunenburg County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Big Oak Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Amelia County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Albemarle County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Brunswick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buckingham County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Charles City County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chesterfield County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dinwiddie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Emporia City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Fluvanna County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Goochland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Greensville County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Hanover County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Henrico County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Hopewell City:     Cyndi's
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Family
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King William County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Nelson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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New Kent County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Nottoway County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Petersburg City:     Cyndi's
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Powhatan County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Prince George County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

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

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Sussex County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Oak Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Amelia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Belfast Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2291851<3>

Bethel United Bethodist Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49426

Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2198936

Blendon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49490

Coleman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Craddock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Crewe Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Downs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Dutch Reformed Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Farley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Freeman Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Gills Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Grace Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dinwiddie County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south southeast (SSE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Grub Hill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hamner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east (E) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #475962

Lunsalord Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Moores Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Mt. Level Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east (E) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Oliver Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Phillips Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east (E) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Piedmont Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north (N) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Rennie Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Salem Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Salem Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Sandy Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Southall Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west (W) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Strum Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Towler Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Tucker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Turner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the Big Oak Cemetery

Wards Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Nottoway County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Big Oak Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Big Oak 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 Big Oak Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1463389   (Name of Record: Big Oak Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Amelia
Lat: 37.2718173     Lon: -77.9663913   [Map]
Elev: 107         Map Name: Amelia Court House

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amelia County: www.ameliacova.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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Big Oak Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2718, Longitude: -77.9664     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Oak 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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