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The location of Keen Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Keen Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Keen Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 Keen Cemetery...

The Keen Cemetery is located in Buchanan County. The county seat for Buchanan County is located in Grundy.

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

Lat:   37.1971°   (37° 11' 49")

Lon:   -82.0104°   (-82° 0' 37")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Keen Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Keen 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 Keen Cemetery.

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Clinchco   [Map]
 - Located in Dickenson County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Honaker   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
War   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keen Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 54 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Keen Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Austin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Ball Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Boyd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Breeding Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Coleman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Coleman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Compton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Cook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Hale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Harris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Helton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Keen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Looney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Looney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Looney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Lynn Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Keen Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2585587<5>
 
Martin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
May Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Keen Cemetery
 
McGlothin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
McGlothlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Nuckles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Presley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Presley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Ratliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Ray Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Russell County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Runyan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Stinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Street Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Whitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Keen Cemetery
 
Whitt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Keen Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Keen Cemetery.

Bearwallow   [Map]Elkhorn City (KY)   [Map]Lick Creek (KY)   [Map]
Bradshaw (WV)   [Map]Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]
Cedar Bluff   [Map]Grundy   [Map]Raven   [Map]
Cedarville (KY)   [Map]Haysi   [Map]Richlands   [Map]
Claypool Hill   [Map]Honaker   [Map]Royal City   [Map]
Cleveland   [Map]Iaeger (WV)   [Map]Russell   [Map]
Clinchco   [Map]Janey   [Map]Spring City   [Map]
Dunford Village   [Map]Kelsa   [Map]Union City (WV)   [Map]
Dye   [Map]Lebanon   [Map]Vansant   [Map]

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Keen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Buchanan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Keen 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 Keen Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1468924   (Name of Record: Keen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Buchanan
Lat: 37.1970556     Lon: -82.0104066   [Map]
Elev: 451         Map Name: Vansant

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Virginia: www.virginia.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1971, Longitude: -82.0104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Keen Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Keen Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . 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.

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<5>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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