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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 southwest of the Blankenship Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for 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 neighboring communities ...

The following 25 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]    
Lynch Station   [Map]     Whittles   [Map]    
Montgomery Village   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 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    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Trails

 
Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
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Amherst County:     Cyndi's
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Appomattox County:     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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Campbell County:     Cyndi's
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Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City:     Cyndi's
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Giles County:     Cyndi's
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Halifax County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Lexington City:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg County:          
Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
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Rockbridge County:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     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 98 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 Franklin County.

Altice Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Arrington Cemetery   [Map]

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

Arthur Cemetery   [Map]

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

Berger Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bernard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bernard Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

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

Booth - Joplin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bradner - Toller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brooks Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown - Kelly Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burroughs Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Carter - Foster Cemetery   [Map]

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

Casey Cemetery   [Map]

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

Crafts Cemetery   [Map]

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

Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cundiff Cemetery   [Map]

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

David Cemetery   [Map]

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

David Cemetery   [Map]

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

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dent Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dillon Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dillon - English Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Doss Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Dudley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Dudley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Duncan Cemetery   [Map]

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

Durham Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ellis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Ellis Cemetery   [Map]

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

English Cemetery   [Map]

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

English Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Epworth Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ferguson - Edwards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Ferguson - Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fralin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Halesford Cemetery   [Map]

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

Halesford Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Hancock Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Holland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holland Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holland - Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holland - Powell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Housman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Housman - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Jones Cemetery   [Map]

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

Kemp - David Cemetery   [Map]

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

Kesler Cemetery   [Map]

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

King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Lumsden Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mattox Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Maxey Cemetery   [Map]

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

Meador Cemetery   [Map]

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

Moore - Dudley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Morgan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Bedford County

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

Mt. Zion Burial Park   [Map]

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

Neville - Horsley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Newbill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Northfield Cemetery   [Map]

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

Old Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery 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]

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

Pelter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Perdue Cemetery   [Map]

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

Perdue Cemetery   [Map]

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

Perdue Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Perdue - Robertson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Poindexter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Poindexter - Saunders Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Robertson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Robertson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2563771

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2406880

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2404037

Southall - Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Staunton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Bedford County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Thomas Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Bedford County

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

Toney Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the north (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Turner - Hutchenson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest (NW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Witcher Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wright Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery 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.

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

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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 '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).
<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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