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Profile for the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Bowles - Shelton 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 Bowles - Shelton Cemetery...

The Bowles - Shelton Cemetery is located in Franklin County. The county seat for Franklin County is located in Rocky Mount.

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

Lat:   36.8290°   (36° 49' 44")

Lon:   -79.9856°   (-79° 59' 8")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Bowles - Shelton 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 Bowles - Shelton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery.

Bassett   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Floyd   [Map]
 - Located in Floyd County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Martinsville   [Map]
 - Located in Martinsville City
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Stuart   [Map]
 - Located in Patrick County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 74 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adkins - Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Akers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Bryant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Burnett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Canton Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Carn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Carter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Dehart - Jones - Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Feazell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Gardner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Gardner - Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Gusler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Hale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Henry Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Hurt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Hurt - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Hurt - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ingram Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ingram Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Jamison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Lipscomb - Thornton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Love Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Love Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Lovell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
McGhee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
McGhee - Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Meadors - James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Meadors - Sloan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Metz - Nunn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Mt. Cassell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Pearson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Prilliman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Radley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ramsey - Stanley - King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Randolph Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Ratcliff - Whitlow - Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Rock Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
St. James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Shady Rest Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Sigmon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Sink Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Sloan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Stanley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Starkey - Barbour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Stone - Bondurant - Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Thomas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Thornton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Town Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Turner - Hickman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Wray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery.

Bassett   [Map]Horse Pasture   [Map]Reed Creek Village   [Map]
Chatmoss   [Map]Laurel Park   [Map]Ridgeway   [Map]
Collinsville   [Map]Martinsville   [Map]Rocky Mount   [Map]
Ferrum   [Map]Oak Level   [Map]Simpsons   [Map]
Fieldale   [Map]Patrick Springs   [Map]Stanleytown   [Map]
Henry   [Map]Pizarro   [Map]Villa Heights   [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 first turn to 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 Bowles - Shelton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caswell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forsyth County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guilford County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lenoir County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockingham County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stokes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yadkin County (NC):       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    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Danville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
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    
Martinsville City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Montgomery 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    
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       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 Franklin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Franklin 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 Bowles - Shelton 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 Bowles - Shelton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1791498   (Name of Record: Bowles-Shelton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 36.8290266     Lon: -79.9855952   [Map]
Elev: 301         Map Name: Bassett

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Virginia

About Franklin County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.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: 36.8290, Longitude: -79.9856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bowles - Shelton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bowles - Shelton 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 beginning in . 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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