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The location of Foster Cemetery









A visit to the Foster Cemetery ...

The location of the Foster 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 Foster Cemetery ...

The Foster Cemetery is located in Mathews County.

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

Lat:   37.3762°   (37° 22' 34")

Lon:   -76.2863°   (-76° 17' 10")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 41 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Foster Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Mathews County.

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Armistead Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Armistead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Armistead - Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Borum Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Bowen - Sadler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Brooks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Campground Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Christ Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Covill Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Deal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Friendship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Foster Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2195836<3>
 
Grinnell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hudgins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hurst Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hurst - Ward Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Jarvis Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
John Forrest Grave   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Knight Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Knight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Mathews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Mickelborough Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Morgan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
New Point School Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Owens - Parker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Perkins Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Providence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Ripley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Ruff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Sibley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
West Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Foster Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Foster Cemetery.

Adner   [Map]     Locust Hill   [Map]    
Beaverlett   [Map]     Newgate Village   [Map]    
Cape Charles   [Map]     North   [Map]    
Cheriton   [Map]     Pat Town   [Map]    
Country Village   [Map]     Poquoson   [Map]    
Dare   [Map]     Red Hill Village   [Map]    
Eastville   [Map]     Roanes   [Map]    
Gloucester Courthouse   [Map]     Rochambeau Village   [Map]    
Gloucester Point   [Map]     Weems   [Map]    
Hampton   [Map]     White Stone   [Map]    
Harmony Village   [Map]     York View   [Map]    
Irvington   [Map]     Yorktown   [Map]    
Jamesville   [Map]     Yorkville   [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 Foster Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Mathews County.

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

Cape Charles   [Map]
 - Located in Northampton County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Eastville   [Map]
 - Located in Northampton County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Gloucester Point   [Map]
 - Located in Gloucester County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Hampton   [Map]
 - Located in Hampton City
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Irvington   [Map]
 - Located in Lancaster County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Foster Cemetery
 
Yorktown   [Map]
 - Located in York County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Foster Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Foster Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Mathews County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Saint Mary's County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Accomack County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Charles City County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chesapeake City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Essex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Gloucester County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampton City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Isle of Wight County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
James City County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
King and Queen County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
King William County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lancaster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Middlesex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
New Kent County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newport News City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Norfolk City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Northampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Northumberland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poquoson City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Portsmouth City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Portsmouth County:              
Prince George County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Richmond County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Suffolk City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Surry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sussex County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Virginia Beach City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Westmoreland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Williamsburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
York County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Mathews County
 
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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Foster 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 Foster Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1739091   (Name of Record: Foster Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Mathews
Lat: 37.3762478     Lon: -76.2863303   [Map]
Elev: 4         Map Name: Mathews

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Mathews County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mathews County: www.co.mathews.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: 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.

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Foster Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3762, Longitude: -76.2863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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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