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Our GPS coordinates for the Bishop 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 Bishop Cemetery...

The Bishop Cemetery is located in Washington County. The county seat for Washington County is located in Abingdon.

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

Lat:   36.7343°   (36° 44' 3")

Lon:   -81.6918°   (-81° 41' 30")

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

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

Abingdon   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the West (W) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Damascus   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Glade Spring   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Mountain City   [Map]
 - Located in Johnson County (TN)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Saltville   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bishop Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 40 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bishop Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Aspenvale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Baptist Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Beatie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Byars Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Copenhaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Farris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Gollehon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Greever Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Hash Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Ketchum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Konnarock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Grayson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2222966<4>
 
Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
McClure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
McClure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
McCready Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Meek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Middle Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Old Glade Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Peak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Phipps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
River Bend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Riverside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Rowland Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
St. James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Shannon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
South Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Sulphur Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Thomas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Tucker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bishop Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Bishop Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bishop Cemetery.

Abingdon   [Map]Damascus   [Map]Marion   [Map]
Adwolf   [Map]Fleet   [Map]Mount Carmel   [Map]
Allison Gap   [Map]Glade Spring   [Map]Mountain City (TN)   [Map]
Atkins   [Map]Green Spring   [Map]Saltville   [Map]
Cardwell Town   [Map]Lansing (NC)   [Map]Shingletown (TN)   [Map]
Chilhowie   [Map]Lowland   [Map]Sugar Grove   [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 first turn to 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 - you should note 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 Bishop Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ashe County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Avery County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caldwell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mitchell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Watauga County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter 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    
Bland County:       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    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Grayson 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    
Smyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wise County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Washington 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 Bishop 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 Bishop Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1481815   (Name of Record: Bishop Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Washington
Lat: 36.7342818     Lon: -81.6917862   [Map]
Elev: 643         Map Name: Konnarock

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Virginia

About Washington County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County: www.washcova.com/

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: 36.7343, Longitude: -81.6918     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bishop Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bishop 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 begins in . 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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