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The location of Blue Ridge Cemetery









A visit to the Blue Ridge Cemetery ...

The location of the Blue Ridge 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 33 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> 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<3>
 
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 19 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Apple Tree Village   [Map]     Laymantown   [Map]    
Blue Ridge   [Map]     Montgomery Village   [Map]    
Buchanan   [Map]     Montvale   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Roanoke   [Map]    
Cave Spring   [Map]     Runaway Village   [Map]    
Cloverdale   [Map]     Salem   [Map]    
Daleville   [Map]     Sunset Village   [Map]    
Fincastle   [Map]     Troutville   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
Hollins   [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 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] 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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Ridge Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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

 
Amherst County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bath County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Craig County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Halifax County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Henry County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lexington City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Lynchburg County:          
Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nelson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Patrick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Radford City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockbridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries 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: 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.

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<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 Blue Ridge Cemetery. The point we use 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).

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<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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