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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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of the Compton Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.2851°   (37° 17' 6")

Lon:   -81.8748°   (-81° 52' 29")

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 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Compton Cemetery.

Bearwallow   [Map]     Kelsa   [Map]    
Big Sandy (WV)   [Map]     Pounding Mill   [Map]    
Bradshaw (WV)   [Map]     Raven   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Claypool Hill   [Map]     Royal City   [Map]    
Davy (WV)   [Map]     Russell   [Map]    
Dunford Village   [Map]     Stopover (KY)   [Map]    
Dye   [Map]     Union City (WV)   [Map]    
Gary (WV)   [Map]     Vansant   [Map]    
Grundy   [Map]     War (WV)   [Map]    
Honaker   [Map]     Welch (WV)   [Map]    
Iaeger (WV)   [Map]     Wharncliffe (WV)   [Map]    
Janey   [Map]     Wyoming City (WV)   [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.

Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Honaker   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
War   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Welch   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton 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 - 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:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
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Knott County (KY):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Letcher County (KY):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's
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Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
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Ashe County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Johnson County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Sullivan County (TN):     Cyndi's
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Bristol City:     Cyndi's
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Dickenson County:     Cyndi's
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Grayson County:     Cyndi's
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Russell County:     Cyndi's
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Smyth County:     Cyndi's
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Tazewell County:     Cyndi's
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Washington County:     Cyndi's
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Wise County:     Cyndi's
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Boone County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Logan County (WV):     Cyndi's
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McDowell County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Mercer County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Mingo County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Raleigh County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Wayne County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Wyoming County (WV):     Cyndi's
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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.

Disaster Stories from Virginia

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 78 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.

Adams Cemetery   [Map]

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]

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

Adams Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Altizer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Altizer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

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

Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

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

Buckeye Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cole Cemetery   [Map]

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

Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Compton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Cooper Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Davis Cemetery   [Map]

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

Day Cemetery   [Map]

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

Day Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Hagerman Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Horne Cemetery   [Map]

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

Horne Cemetery   [Map]

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

Horne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Horne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Kaiser Cemetery   [Map]

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

Keen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Keen Cemetery   [Map]

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

Keen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Keen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Kennedy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Knob Cemetery   [Map]

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

Knob Cemetery   [Map]

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

Knob Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Knob Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Lester Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lester Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lester Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mitchell Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Mullins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mullins Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Oak Grove Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Puckett Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Rife Cemetery   [Map]

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

Roe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Rose Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Rowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Rowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Sparks Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sparks Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Sparks Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Stacy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Stewart Cemetery   [Map]

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

Vance Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Vance Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Ward Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Cemetery   [Map]

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

White Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

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

Woods Cemetery (WV)   [Map]

Located in McDowell County (WV)

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) 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 #1465147   (Name of Record: Compton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Buchanan
Lat: 37.2851122     Lon: -81.8748411   [Map]
Elev: 789         Map Name: Patterson

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.2851, Longitude: -81.8748     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Compton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).




 

 

 

 

 


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