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The location of Blankenship Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Blankenship Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Blankenship 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 Blankenship Cemetery...

The Blankenship Cemetery is located in Buchanan County. The county seat for Buchanan County is located in Grundy.

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

Lat:   37.3890°   (37° 23' 20")

Lon:   -81.9910°   (-81° 59' 27")

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

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

Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
War   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 67 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Blankenship Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Belcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Belcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brant Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Burke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Candy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cline Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Coleman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Coleman Cemetery (KY)   [Map]
 - Located in Pike County (KY)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dotson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Haggy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Horn Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hunt Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hurley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hurley Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Justice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Justice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Justice Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Kennedy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Looney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Matney Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mounts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Robertson Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Shortridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Trap Fork Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Vance Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship 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 Blankenship Cemetery.

Baisden (WV)   [Map]Grundy   [Map]Phelps (KY)   [Map]
Bearwallow   [Map]Iaeger (WV)   [Map]Ransom (KY)   [Map]
Big Sandy (WV)   [Map]Janey   [Map]Royal City   [Map]
Bradshaw (WV)   [Map]Kelsa   [Map]Stopover (KY)   [Map]
Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]Lick Creek (KY)   [Map]Union City (WV)   [Map]
Freeburn (KY)   [Map]Majestic (KY)   [Map]Vansant   [Map]
Gilbert Creek (WV)   [Map]McVeigh (KY)   [Map]Wharncliffe (WV)   [Map]
Gilbert (WV)   [Map]Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]Wyoming City (WV)   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Blankenship Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Buchanan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson 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    
Washington 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    
Boone County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1463561   (Name of Record: Blankenship Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Buchanan
Lat: 37.3889995     Lon: -81.990958   [Map]
Elev: 353         Map Name: Panther

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 37.3890, Longitude: -81.9910     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blankenship Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Blankenship 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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