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The location of Canaan Cemetery









A visit to the Canaan Cemetery ...

The location of the Canaan 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 Canaan Cemetery ...

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 30 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Canaan Cemetery.

Aberdeen Gardens   [Map]     Monticello Village   [Map]    
Alantic City   [Map]     New Town   [Map]    
Bennett Harbor   [Map]     Newport News   [Map]    
Burdette   [Map]     Norfolk   [Map]    
Burtons   [Map]     Oak Grove   [Map]    
Chapel Village   [Map]     Pine Chapel Village   [Map]    
Charlton Village   [Map]     Portsmouth   [Map]    
Chesapeake   [Map]     Russell   [Map]    
Chuckatuck   [Map]     Smithfield   [Map]    
Corapeake (NC)   [Map]     Suffolk   [Map]    
Greenwood Farms   [Map]     Sussex   [Map]    
Hampton   [Map]     Walters   [Map]    
Hilton Village   [Map]     Westview Village   [Map]    
Holly Grove (NC)   [Map]     Windsor   [Map]    
Kempsville Gardens   [Map]     Zuni   [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 Canaan Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in .

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

Chesapeake   [Map]
 - Located in Chesapeake City
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Hampton   [Map]
 - Located in Hampton City
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Newport News   [Map]
 - Located in Newport News City
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Norfolk   [Map]
 - Located in Norfolk City
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Portsmouth   [Map]
 - Located in Portsmouth City
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Smithfield   [Map]
 - Located in Isle of Wight County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery
 
Suffolk   [Map]
 - Located in Suffolk City
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 - 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 Canaan Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia
 
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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Canaan Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

Ames Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Badger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49746<3>

Christian Home Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Duke Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Greenlaw Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Holly Lawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north (N) of the Canaan Cemetery

Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Canaan Cemetery

Oak Lawn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Olive Branch Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51535

Oliver Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west (W) of the Canaan Cemetery

Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Rawles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest (SW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Riddick Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Rosemont Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Skeeter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Triangle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast (NE) of the Canaan Cemetery

Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW) of the Canaan Cemetery

Wright Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE) of the Canaan Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Canaan 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 Canaan Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1478318   (Name of Record: Canaan Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Suffolk (city)
Lat: 36.7695937     Lon: -76.5282822   [Map]
Elev: 6         Map Name: Chuckatuck

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 Canaan Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7696, Longitude: -76.5283     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Canaan Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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