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A visit to the Holmes Cemetery ...

The location of the Holmes 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 Holmes Cemetery ...

The Holmes Cemetery is located in Tazewell County.

The county seat for Tazewell County is located in Tazewell. Tazewell lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Holmes Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.9748°   (36° 58' 29")

Lon:   -81.6265°   (-81° 37' 35")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Holmes Cemetery.

Adwolf   [Map]     Glade Spring   [Map]    
Allison Gap   [Map]     Little Town   [Map]    
Atkins   [Map]     Marion   [Map]    
Cardwell Town   [Map]     Mount Carmel   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Pounding Mill   [Map]    
Chilhowie   [Map]     Raven   [Map]    
Claypool Hill   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Dunford Village   [Map]     Saltville   [Map]    
Dye   [Map]     Sugar Grove   [Map]    
Fleet   [Map]     Tazewell   [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 Holmes Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Tazewell County.

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

Glade Spring   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Honaker   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Rural Retreat   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Saltville   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Holmes Cemetery
 
Tazewell   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 - 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 Holmes Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Tazewell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Tazewell County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Tazewell 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 39 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Holmes Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barns Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Holmes Cemetery

Blevins Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Burnop Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Campbell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Chatham Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Doane Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Fullen Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Gillespie Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Gollehon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Goodman Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50388<3>

Harper Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Hubble Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Littrell Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Necessary Cemetery   [Map]

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

Olinger Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Orr Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Osborne Cemetery   [Map]

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

Parker Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]

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

Richardson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Holmes Cemetery

Ridgedale UMC Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2294892

Roberts Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Scott Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Sexton Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Taylor Cemetery   [Map]

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

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Totten Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Union Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Smyth County

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

Ward Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Holmes 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 Holmes Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1484163   (Name of Record: Holmes Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tazewell
Lat: 36.9748372     Lon: -81.626504   [Map]
Elev: 615         Map Name: Broadford

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 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 Holmes Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9748, Longitude: -81.6265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Holmes 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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