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The location of Compton Cemetery









A visit to the Compton Cemetery ...

The location of the Compton 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 Compton Cemetery ...

The Compton Cemetery is located in Buchanan County.

The county seat for Buchanan County is located in Grundy. Grundy lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of the Compton Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Compton Cemetery

Lat:   37.0537°   (37° 3' 13")

Lon:   -82.0646°   (-82° 3' 52")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Compton Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Compton Cemetery.

Allison Gap   [Map]     Janey   [Map]    
Cardwell Town   [Map]     Lebanon   [Map]    
Castlewood   [Map]     Lowland   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Pounding Mill   [Map]    
Claypool Hill   [Map]     Raven   [Map]    
Cleveland   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Clinchco   [Map]     Royal City   [Map]    
Dwina   [Map]     Russell   [Map]    
Dye   [Map]     Saint Paul   [Map]    
Grundy   [Map]     Saltville   [Map]    
Haysi   [Map]     Spring City   [Map]    
Herald   [Map]     Vansant   [Map]    
Honaker   [Map]     Virginia 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 Compton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Buchanan County.

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

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Clinchco   [Map]
 - Located in Dickenson County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Honaker   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the South (S) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Saint Paul   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Saltville   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Compton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Buchanan County:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

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List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 95 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Compton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Artrip Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Austin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery

Ball Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Ball Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

Ball Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Barton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Bowen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Breeden Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Breeding Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Breeding Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Buckles Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Clark Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery

Claypool Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Combs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Combs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery

Combs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Combs Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Compton Cemetery

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Cook Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Farmer Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dickenson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Compton Cemetery

Fife Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Fuller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Compton Cemetery

Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Gilbert Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Harris Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Harris Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Hart Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Helton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Hess Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Honaker Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Howard Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Howard Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Jackson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery

Jessee Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Keen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Kelly Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Kiser Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dickenson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Compton Cemetery

Kiser Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Lester Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Lester Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery

Lowe Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

May Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery

McGlothin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

McGlothlin Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Musick Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Nash Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Nuckles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Presley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

Presley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Quinn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

Rasnake Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dickenson County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Compton Cemetery

Rasnake Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Rasnake Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Ray Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Rose Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Stevens Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Stinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Street Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Compton Cemetery

Street Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Sutherland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dickenson County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Sutherland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Sutherland Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Sykes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Sykes Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery

Tiller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

Tiller Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Dickenson County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery

Whitt Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Whitt Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Whitt Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Russell County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Compton Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Compton 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 Compton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1465143   (Name of Record: Compton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Buchanan
Lat: 37.0537207     Lon: -82.0645748   [Map]
Elev: 763         Map Name: Big A Mountain

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 '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 Compton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0537, Longitude: -82.0646     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Compton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

 

 


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