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(Greensville County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Bowen Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Bowen 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 Bowen Cemetery...

The Bowen Cemetery is located in Greensville County. The county seat for Greensville County is located in Emporia.

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

Lat:   36.7049°   (36° 42' 17")

Lon:   -77.6486°   (-77° 38' 54")

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

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

Emporia   [Map]
 - Located in Emporia City
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Lawrenceville   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Roanoke Rapids   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County (NC)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Weldon   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County (NC)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of the Bowen Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bowen Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Cordle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Cottage Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Cowie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49907<5>
 
Emmanuel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Emporia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Emporia City
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Falling Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Grace Anglican Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2145627
 
Greensville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50458
 
Harrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bowen Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2408242
 
New Hope Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Powell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Round Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Sign Rock Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Brunswick County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bowen Cemetery
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Bowen Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52768

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Bowen Cemetery.

Adams Grove   [Map]Grizzard   [Map]Pleasant Hill (NC)   [Map]
Alberta   [Map]Henrico (NC)   [Map]Roanoke Rapids (NC)   [Map]
Belmont (NC)   [Map]Henry   [Map]Seaboard (NC)   [Map]
Brodnax   [Map]Jarratt   [Map]South Rosemary (NC)   [Map]
Drewryville   [Map]Koskoo   [Map]South Weldon (NC)   [Map]
Emporia   [Map]Lawrenceville   [Map]Stony Creek   [Map]
Ezell   [Map]Little Texas   [Map]Weldon (NC)   [Map]
Garysburg (NC)   [Map]Margarettsville (NC)   [Map]White City   [Map]
Gaston (NC)   [Map]McKenney   [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 Bowen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Greensville County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bertie County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Edgecombe County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gates County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Halifax County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hertford County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nash County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Northampton County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vance County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amelia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Brunswick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charlotte County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Chesterfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dinwiddie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Emporia City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Franklin City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hopewell City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Isle of Wight County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lunenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mecklenburg County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nottoway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Petersburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Prince Edward County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince George County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sussex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1463703   (Name of Record: Bowen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Greensville
Lat: 36.7048711     Lon: -77.6485963   [Map]
Elev: 52         Map Name: Ante

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The Communities of Virginia

About Greensville County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greensville County: www.greensvillecountyva.gov/

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: 36.7049, Longitude: -77.6486     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bowen Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<5>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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