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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.

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.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of 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)<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 Giles County.

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

Bluefield   [Map]
 - Located in Mercer County (WV)
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Pearisburg   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located in Mercer County (WV)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Pulaski   [Map]
 - Located in Pulaski County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Radford   [Map]
 - Located in Radford City
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 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 Giles County.

Adair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Beamer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Birchlawn Burial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Day Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Eatons Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Hare Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Mason French Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Oakvale Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Mercer County (WV)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Peterstown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Shannon - King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Staffordsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Thessalia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Walkers Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Wilburn Valley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blankenship Cemetery
 
Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) 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 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Blankenship Cemetery.

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

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Buchanan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Smyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers 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 Giles County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Giles County: www.gilescounty.org/

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: 37.2996, Longitude: -80.8292     [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 from . 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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