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(Smyth County, Virginia)


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Our GPS coordinates for the Buchanan 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 Buchanan Cemetery...

The Buchanan Cemetery is located in Smyth County. The county seat for Smyth County is located in Marion.

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

Lat:   36.9562°   (36° 57' 22")

Lon:   -81.5446°   (-81° 32' 40")

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

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

Glade Spring   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Honaker   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Rural Retreat   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Saltville   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Tazewell   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Buchanan Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 34 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Buchanan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Burnop Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Campbell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Chatham Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Cregger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Crouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Goodman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Goodman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50388<4>
 
Hays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Holmes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Hubble Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Keister Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Necessary Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Orr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Osborne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Ridgedale United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2294892
 
Sexton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Totten Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Buchanan Cemetery
 
Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Buchanan Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

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

Abbs Valley   [Map]Claypool Hill   [Map]Raven   [Map]
Adwolf   [Map]Dunford Village   [Map]Richlands   [Map]
Allison Gap   [Map]Fleet   [Map]Rural Retreat   [Map]
Atkins   [Map]Glade Spring   [Map]Saltville   [Map]
Cardwell Town   [Map]Little Town   [Map]Sugar Grove   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]Marion   [Map]Tazewell   [Map]
Chilhowie   [Map]Mount Carmel   [Map]Trout Dale   [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 websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Buchanan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Smyth County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ashe County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Watauga County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sullivan County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bristol City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Buchanan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grayson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wise County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1482102   (Name of Record: Buchanan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Smyth
Lat: 36.9562264     Lon: -81.5445586   [Map]
Elev: 668         Map Name: Chatham Hill

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Virginia

About Smyth County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Smyth County: www.smythcounty.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: 36.9562, Longitude: -81.5446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Buchanan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Buchanan 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>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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