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(Highland County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Big Valley Cemetery ...

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

The Big Valley Cemetery is located in Highland County. The county seat for Highland County is located in Monterey.

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

Lat:   38.2485°   (38° 14' 54")

Lon:   -79.6498°   (-79° 38' 59")

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

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

Goshen   [Map]
 - Located in Rockbridge County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Marlinton   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Monterey   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Valley Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 6 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Valley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Cleek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bath County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Doyle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bath County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Griffin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Lightner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bath County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Big Valley Cemetery
 
Stony Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Valley Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Valley Cemetery.

Bolar   [Map]Edray (WV)   [Map]Marlinton (WV)   [Map]
Buckeye (WV)   [Map]Frank (WV)   [Map]Mingo (WV)   [Map]
Carloover   [Map]Goshen   [Map]Monterey   [Map]
Cass (WV)   [Map]Green Bank (WV)   [Map]Thornwood (WV)   [Map]
Craigsville   [Map]Harper (WV)   [Map]Thorny Creek (WV)   [Map]
Durbin (WV)   [Map]Huntersville (WV)   [Map]Yost   [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 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 Big Valley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Highland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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    
Augusta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Harrisonburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     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    
Nicholas County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pendleton County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Highland 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 Valley 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 Valley Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1481796   (Name of Record: Big Valley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Highland
Lat: 38.2484575     Lon: -79.6497706   [Map]
Elev: 813         Map Name: Burnsville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Highland County: www.highlandcova.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: 38.2485, Longitude: -79.6498     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Valley Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Valley 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 from . 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.

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