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Our GPS coordinates for the Big Spring 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 Spring Cemetery...

The Big Spring Cemetery is located in Wise County. The county seat for Wise County is located in Wise.

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

Lat:   36.8562°   (36° 51' 22")

Lon:   -82.7321°   (-82° 43' 55")

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

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

Appalachia   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Big Stone Gap   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Clinchport   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Coeburn   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Norton   [Map]
 - Located in Norton City
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Pennington Gap   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wise   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 68 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Big Spring Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Andover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Barker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Barron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Berry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Canepatch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Carroll Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Clarkston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Collier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Cox Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Dickerson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Duncan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Durham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Egan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Egan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Exeter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Fields Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Franklin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Gibson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Gilley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Gilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Gilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50367<4>
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Kilbourn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Laney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Laney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Lawson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Mariners Museum Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
McNew Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Oak View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Peterson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Rhoton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Robinett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Robinette Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Shepard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Skeen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Slemp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Starnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Starnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Starnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Starnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Tannery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Treadway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Tredway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Scott County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wampler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wampler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wells Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Willis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Lee County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Big Spring Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Big Spring Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Spring Cemetery.

Appalachia   [Map]Duffield   [Map]Keokee   [Map]
Benham (KY)   [Map]Dungannon   [Map]Lano   [Map]
Big Stone Gap   [Map]East Stone Gap   [Map]Linefork (KY)   [Map]
Clinchport   [Map]Eolia (KY)   [Map]Lynch (KY)   [Map]
Coeburn   [Map]Fort Blackmore   [Map]Norton   [Map]
Cumberland (KY)   [Map]Hamilton town   [Map]Oven Fork (KY)   [Map]
Darnell Town   [Map]Holmes Mill (KY)   [Map]Partridge (KY)   [Map]
Dryden   [Map]Kent Junction   [Map]Wise   [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 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 Spring Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Wise County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barren County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bell County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Breathitt County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harlan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Knox County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leslie County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Letcher County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grainger County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamblen County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hawkins County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sullivan County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Unicoi County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bristol City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Buchanan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lancaster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Wise 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 Big Spring 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 Spring Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1481791   (Name of Record: Big Spring Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wise
Lat: 36.8562085     Lon: -82.7321045   [Map]
Elev: 499         Map Name: East Stone Gap

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Virginia

About Wise County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wise County: www.wisecounty.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: 36.8562, Longitude: -82.7321     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Spring Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Spring 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 that stretches 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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