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A visit to the Helms Cemetery ...

The location of the Helms 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 Helms Cemetery ...

The Helms Cemetery is located in Franklin County.

The county seat for Franklin County is located in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of the Helms Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.9879°   (36° 59' 16")

Lon:   -80.0809°   (-80° 4' 51")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Helms Cemetery.

Bassett   [Map]     Pilot   [Map]    
Bent Mountain   [Map]     Pizarro   [Map]    
Boones Mill   [Map]     Poff   [Map]    
Cave Spring   [Map]     Raintree Village   [Map]    
Christiansburg   [Map]     Reed Creek Village   [Map]    
Collinsville   [Map]     Riner   [Map]    
Ferrum   [Map]     Roanoke   [Map]    
Floyd   [Map]     Rocky Mount   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Shawsville   [Map]    
Henry   [Map]     Simpsons   [Map]    
Oak Grove   [Map]     Stanleytown   [Map]    
Oak Level   [Map]     Terrys Fork   [Map]    
Old Farm Village   [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 Helms Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

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

Bassett   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery
 
Christiansburg   [Map]
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Helms Cemetery
 
Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Helms Cemetery
 
Floyd   [Map]
 - Located in Floyd County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Helms Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Helms Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Helms Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Surry County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
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Bedford City:     Cyndi's
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
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Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
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Campbell County:     Cyndi's
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City:     Cyndi's
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Galax City:     Cyndi's
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Giles County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
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Radford City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Franklin County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Franklin 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 74 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Helms Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Agee Cemetery   [Map]

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

Angell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Angle Cemetery   [Map]

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Helms Cemetery

Beckner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Helms Cemetery

Boone Cemetery   [Map]

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

Bowman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Boyd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Brogan Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

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

Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

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

Castle View Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Clearview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Helms Cemetery

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

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

Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]

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

Feazell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Flora Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Helms Cemetery

Foster Cemetery   [Map]

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

Goode Cemetery   [Map]

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

Guerrant - Calloway Cemetery   [Map]

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

Guilliams Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

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

Handy Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hodges Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Helms Cemetery

Hollands Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Huff Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hurt - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Jamison - Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Johnson - Mills Cemetery   [Map]

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

King Cemetery   [Map]

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

Logan - Holland Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Maple Grove Cemetery   [Map]

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

McAlexander Cemetery   [Map]

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

Miller Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Minton Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Cassell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Nichols Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

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

Peters Cemetery   [Map]

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

Phoebe Needles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Helms Cemetery

Piedmont Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Helms Cemetery

Pig River Cemetery   [Map]

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

Piney River Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Helms Cemetery

Prices Cemetery   [Map]

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

Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Helms Cemetery

Ray Cemetery   [Map]

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

Richards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Helms Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2650256<3>

Ross Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. James Cemetery   [Map]

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

Salem Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Floyd County

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

Saunders Cemetery   [Map]

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

Shively Cemetery   [Map]

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

Slone Cemetery   [Map]

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

Spencer Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stanley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Stanley Cemetery   [Map]

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

Toney Cemetery   [Map]

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

Turner - Hickman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Via Cemetery   [Map]

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

Waldron - Bowles Cemetery   [Map]

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

Walters Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Watson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Helms Cemetery

Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Helms Cemetery

Webb - Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Helms Cemetery

Webster - Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]

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

Willis Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Wimmers Cemetery   [Map]

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

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Helms 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 Helms Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1791235   (Name of Record: Helms Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 36.987915     Lon: -80.0808716   [Map]
Elev: 446         Map Name: Ferrum

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

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 obstructions 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 Helms Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9879, Longitude: -80.0809     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Helms 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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