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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 Giles County.

The county seat for Giles County is located in Pearisburg. Pearisburg lies just to the east northeast of the Blankenship Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.2996°   (37° 17' 58")

Lon:   -80.8292°   (-80° 49' 45")

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]<2> of the Blankenship Cemetery.

Athens (WV)   [Map]     Newport   [Map]    
Ballard (WV)   [Map]     Oakvale (WV)   [Map]    
Bluff City   [Map]     Pearisburg   [Map]    
Dublin   [Map]     Pembroke   [Map]    
Edison (WV)   [Map]     Peterstown (WV)   [Map]    
Fairlawn   [Map]     Princeton (WV)   [Map]    
Forest Hill (WV)   [Map]     Pulaski   [Map]    
Glen Lyn   [Map]     Radford Village   [Map]    
Hilton Village   [Map]     Radford   [Map]    
Johnston Town (WV)   [Map]     Rich Creek   [Map]    
Mill Village   [Map]     Simpkins Village   [Map]    
Narrows   [Map]     Sunset Village   [Map]    
New Town   [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 Giles County.

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

Pearisburg   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located in Mercer County (WV)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Radford   [Map]
 - Located in Radford City
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Giles County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Carroll County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Galax City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Grayson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Radford City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Smyth County:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Tazewell County:     Cyndi's
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Fayette County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Greenbrier County (WV):     Cyndi's
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McDowell County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Mercer County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Raleigh County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Summers County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Wyoming County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Giles County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Giles 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 20 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 Giles County.

Adair Cemetery   [Map]

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

Beamer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Birchlawn Burial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

Day Cemetery   [Map]

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

Eatons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hare Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mason French Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Oakvale Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in Mercer County (WV)

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Peterstown Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51641<3>

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Shannon - King Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Staffordsville Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Thessalia Cemetery   [Map]

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

Walkers Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Wilburn Valley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) 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 #1481842   (Name of Record: Blankenship Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Giles
Lat: 37.2995656     Lon: -80.8292424   [Map]
Elev: 642         Map Name: Narrows

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Giles County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.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' (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 Blankenship Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2996, Longitude: -80.8292     [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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