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The location of Blackwater Cemetery

A visit to the Blackwater Cemetery ...

The location of the Blackwater 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 Blackwater Cemetery ...

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Blackwater Cemetery.

Alantic City   [Map]     Knotts Island (NC)   [Map]    
Aragona Village   [Map]     Maple (NC)   [Map]    
Aydlett (NC)   [Map]     Moyock (NC)   [Map]    
Barco (NC)   [Map]     New Town   [Map]    
Burtons   [Map]     North Virginia Beach   [Map]    
Camden (NC)   [Map]     Pocahontas Village   [Map]    
Chesapeake   [Map]     Pungo   [Map]    
Coinjock (NC)   [Map]     Shawboro (NC)   [Map]    
Corolla (NC)   [Map]     Shiloh (NC)   [Map]    
Currituck (NC)   [Map]     South Mills (NC)   [Map]    
Elizabeth City Beach (NC)   [Map]     Thalia Village   [Map]    
Elizabeth City (NC)   [Map]     Virginia Beach   [Map]    
Horseshoe (NC)   [Map]     Westview Village   [Map]    
Kempsville Gardens   [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 Blackwater Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in .

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

Chesapeake   [Map]
 - Located in Chesapeake City
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blackwater Cemetery
Elizabeth City   [Map]
 - Located in Pasquotank County (NC)
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blackwater Cemetery
Moyock   [Map]
 - Located in Currituck County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blackwater Cemetery
South Mills   [Map]
 - Located in Camden County (NC)
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blackwater Cemetery
Virginia Beach   [Map]
 - Located in Virginia Beach City
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Blackwater Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blackwater Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east (E) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Charity Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Colonial Grove Memorial Park   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north (N) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #271822<3>

Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lane Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north (N) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Moyock Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

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

Nimmo Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Northwest Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blackwater Cemetery

Whitehart Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north (N) of the Blackwater Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Blackwater 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 Blackwater Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1780195   (Name of Record: Blackwater Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Virginia Beach (city)
Lat: 36.5857079     Lon: -76.0821534   [Map]
Elev: 3         Map Name: Creeds

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Blackwater Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5857, Longitude: -76.0822     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blackwater 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:






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