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(Highland County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Blue Grass Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Blue Grass 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.

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The Location of the Blue Grass Cemetery...

The Blue Grass Cemetery is located in Highland County. The county seat for Highland County is located in Monterey.

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

Lat:   38.5015°   (38° 30' 5")

Lon:   -79.5509°   (-79° 33' 3")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Blue Grass 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 Blue Grass Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Highland County.

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

Beverly   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County (WV)
 - Lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located in Pendleton County (WV)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Monterey   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blue Grass Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arbovale Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Burns Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pendleton County (WV)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Goodsell Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Griffin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Hauchen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Keller Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Mt. Hobart Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
St. Mark Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pendleton County (WV)
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Totten Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pendleton County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blue Grass Cemetery
 
Yeager Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in Pocahontas County (WV)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Grass Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Blue Grass Cemetery.

Beverly (WV)   [Map]Frank (WV)   [Map]Mingo (WV)   [Map]
Bolar   [Map]Franklin (WV)   [Map]Monterey   [Map]
Briery Branch   [Map]Green Bank (WV)   [Map]Onego (WV)   [Map]
Brushy Run (WV)   [Map]Harman (WV)   [Map]Ottobine   [Map]
Cass (WV)   [Map]Harper (WV)   [Map]Stokesville   [Map]
Circleville (WV)   [Map]Huttonsville (WV)   [Map]Thornwood (WV)   [Map]
Durbin (WV)   [Map]Mill Creek (WV)   [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 start 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 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 Blue Grass Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Highland County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Augusta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrisonburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Staunton City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Waynesboro City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Waynesboro County:              
Barbour County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preston County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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 Blue Grass 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 Blue Grass Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1481853   (Name of Record: Blue Grass Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Highland
Lat: 38.5015077     Lon: -79.5508813   [Map]
Elev: 783         Map Name: Snowy Mountain

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Virginia

About Highland County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Highland County: www.highlandcova.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: 38.5015, Longitude: -79.5509     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blue Grass Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Blue Grass 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' distance starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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