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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.

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

Lat:   37.0574°   (37° 3' 26")

Lon:   -79.6217°   (-79° 37' 18")

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 the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 98 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.

Altice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Arrington Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Arthur Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Berger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bernard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bernard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Booth - Joplin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bradner - Toller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Brown - Kelly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Carter - Foster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Casey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Crafts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
David Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
David Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dillon - English Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Doss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dudley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Dudley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Duncan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Durham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ellis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ellis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
English Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
English Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Epworth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ferguson - Edwards Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ferguson - Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Fralin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Halesford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Halesford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hancock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Holland - Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Holland - Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Holley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Housman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Housman - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Kemp - David Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Kesler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Lumsden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mattox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Maxey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Meador Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Moore - Dudley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Morgan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Burial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Neville - Horsley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Newbill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Northfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Old Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2406880<3>
 
Pasley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Pelter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Perdue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Perdue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Perdue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Perdue - Robertson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Poindexter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Poindexter - Saunders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Robertson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Robertson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2563771
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2406880
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404037
 
Southall - Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Staunton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Toney Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Witcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Blankenship Cemetery.

Altavista   [Map]     Montvale   [Map]    
Bedford   [Map]     North Shore   [Map]    
Boones Mill   [Map]     Penhook   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Pittsville   [Map]    
Chatham   [Map]     Radford   [Map]    
Ferrum   [Map]     Roanoke   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Rocky Mount   [Map]    
Gretna   [Map]     Transco Village   [Map]    
Hurt   [Map]     Union Hall   [Map]    
Laprades Mill   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
Lowry   [Map]     Westlake Corner   [Map]    
Montgomery Village   [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.

Altavista   [Map]
 - Located in Campbell County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Bedford   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford City
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Chatham   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hurt   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blankenship 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 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 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:

Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Bedford City:     Cyndi's
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
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Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
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Lexington 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

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 #1791147   (Name of Record: Blankenship Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 37.0573656     Lon: -79.6216965   [Map]
Elev: 267         Map Name: Smith Mountain Dam

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Franklin County

About Virginia

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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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: 37.0574, Longitude: -79.6217     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blankenship Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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.

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