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The location of Blankenship Cemetery









A visit to the Blankenship Cemetery ...

The location of the Blankenship 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 Blankenship Cemetery ...

The Blankenship Cemetery is located in Franklin County.

The county seat for Franklin County is located in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Blankenship Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Blankenship Cemetery

Lat:   36.9326°   (36° 55' 57")

Lon:   -79.6398°   (-79° 38' 23")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Blankenship Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Blankenship Cemetery.

Bassett   [Map]     North Shore   [Map]    
Boones Mill   [Map]     Oak Level   [Map]    
Chatham   [Map]     Penhook   [Map]    
Chatmoss   [Map]     Pittsville   [Map]    
Collinsville   [Map]     Radford   [Map]    
Ferrum   [Map]     Reed Creek Village   [Map]    
Gretna   [Map]     Rocky Mount   [Map]    
Henry   [Map]     Stanleytown   [Map]    
Hurt   [Map]     Transco Village   [Map]    
Laprades Mill   [Map]     Union Hall   [Map]    
Laurel Park   [Map]     Villa Heights   [Map]    
Markham   [Map]     Westlake Corner   [Map]    
Martinsville   [Map]     Whittles   [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 Blankenship Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

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

Bassett   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Chatham   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hurt   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Martinsville   [Map]
 - Located in Martinsville City
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Blankenship Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 84 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Blankenship Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Allman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Allman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Amos Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Amos - Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Arrington Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Arthur Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Belcher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Bennett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Berger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Bernard Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Boones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Bradner - Toller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown - Fuller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown - Kelly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Burell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Byrd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Pittsylvania County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cool Springs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

David Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

David Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

David Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Doss Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Ellis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

English Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Ferguson - Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Fralin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Fralin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Gregory Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Gregory Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Gregory Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Hancock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Housman - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Hundley - Beckner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Kemp - David Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Kesler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Kirk Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Laprade Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Law Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Law Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Law Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Lovell - Yeatts Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Matley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Mattox Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Moore - Dudley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Mt. Zion Burial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Muse Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Neville - Horsley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Newbill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Northfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Oakes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Palmer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Pelter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Perdue Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Poindexter - Saunders Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Potter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Robertson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Rogers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2563771<3>

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404037

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2563853

Truevine Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Walker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Walker - Rigney Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Wilson - Cook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Wingfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Wright Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Zeigler Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

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

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 #1791495   (Name of Record: Blankenship Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 36.9326418     Lon: -79.6397521   [Map]
Elev: 269         Map Name: Penhook

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Blankenship Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9326, Longitude: -79.6398     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blankenship 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: findagrave.com.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.




 

 

 

 

 


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