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(Floyd County, Virginia)


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The location of Big Sand Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Big Sand Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Big Sand 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.

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The Location of the Big Sand Cemetery...

The Big Sand Cemetery is located in Floyd County. The county seat for Floyd County is located in Floyd.

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

Lat:   36.9360°   (36° 56' 9")

Lon:   -80.5301°   (-80° 31' 48")

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

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

Christiansburg   [Map]
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Floyd   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Hillsville   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Radford   [Map]
 - Located in Radford City
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Big Sand Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 43 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Big Sand Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alfred Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Annis Goad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Cecil Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Cox Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Duncan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Easrly Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Ezra Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Fugate Dalton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Hattie Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Jimmy Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Largen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Largen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Lost Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Mannon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Martin Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Mitchell Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Nester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Newman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Panther Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2509707<4>
 
Polly Ann Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Quesenberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Quesenberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Quesenberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Simpkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Snowville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Sowers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Stephen Bond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Tade Quesenberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Thomas E Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Thompson - Bolt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Turman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
Turman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
White Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Sand Cemetery
 
William Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Carroll County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Sand Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Sand Cemetery.

Christiansburg   [Map]Meadows of Dan   [Map]Poff   [Map]
Dublin   [Map]Mill Village   [Map]Pulaski   [Map]
Dugspur   [Map]New Town   [Map]Radford Village   [Map]
Fairlawn   [Map]Oak Grove   [Map]Radford   [Map]
Floyd   [Map]Old Farm Village   [Map]Raintree Village   [Map]
Hillsville   [Map]Pike City   [Map]Riner   [Map]
Hilton Village   [Map]Pilot   [Map]Simpkins Village   [Map]
Mack Creek Village   [Map]Pizarro   [Map]Sunset Village   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Big Sand Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Floyd County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forsyth 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    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yadkin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pittsylvania County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       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    
Smyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1463405   (Name of Record: Big Sand Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Floyd
Lat: 36.9359627     Lon: -80.530059   [Map]
Elev: 795         Map Name: Indian Valley

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Floyd County: www.fin.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: 36.9360, Longitude: -80.5301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Sand Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Sand 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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