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(Botetourt County, Virginia)


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The location of Blue Ridge Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Blue Ridge Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Blue Ridge 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 Blue Ridge Cemetery...

The Blue Ridge Cemetery is located in Botetourt County. The county seat for Botetourt County is located in Fincastle.

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

Lat:   37.3712°   (37° 22' 16")

Lon:   -79.8237°   (-79° 49' 25")

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

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

Bedford   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford City
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Buchanan   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Fincastle   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located in Craig County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located in Salem City
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Blue Ridge Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Beth Israel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Booze Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Boyer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Churchill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Cocke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Foutz Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Giles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Gray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Lawhorn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Laymantown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Mt. View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Old Dominion Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Peery Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Pleasant Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Richard Carver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Riley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Roanoke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Ruddell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
St. Clair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
St. Clair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52418<4>
 
Tombstone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Troutville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1968071
 
Waldron Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
West Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery
 
Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Blue Ridge Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Apple Tree Village   [Map]Daleville   [Map]Montvale   [Map]
Blue Ridge   [Map]Fincastle   [Map]Roanoke   [Map]
Buchanan   [Map]Garden City   [Map]Runaway Village   [Map]
Buena Vista   [Map]Hollins   [Map]Salem   [Map]
Cave Spring   [Map]Laymantown   [Map]Sunset Village   [Map]
Cloverdale   [Map]Montgomery Village   [Map]Troutville   [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 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 - you should note 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 Ridge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Botetourt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amherst County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Appomattox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
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    
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Halifax County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lynchburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Lynchburg County:              
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pittsylvania 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    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Botetourt 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 Ridge 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 Ridge Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1481859   (Name of Record: Blue Ridge Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Botetourt
Lat: 37.3712472     Lon: -79.8236496   [Map]
Elev: 400         Map Name: Stewartsville

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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: 37.3712, Longitude: -79.8237     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Blue Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Blue Ridge 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>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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