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The location of Bowen Cemetery









A visit to the Bowen Cemetery ...

The location of the Bowen 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 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)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> 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<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49907<4>
 
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 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Bowen Cemetery.

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

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Bowen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Greensville County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bertie County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Edgecombe County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gates County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Halifax County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hertford County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Martin County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nash County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Northampton County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vance County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Amelia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Brunswick County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Chesterfield County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dinwiddie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Emporia City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Franklin City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Franklin County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hopewell City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Isle of Wight County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Nottoway County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Petersburg City:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Prince George County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Surry County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Sussex County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Bowen Cemetery. The point we use 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).

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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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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