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The location of Lester Cemetery









A visit to the Lester Cemetery ...

The location of the Lester 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 Lester Cemetery ...

The Lester 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 Lester Cemetery

Lat:   37.3340°   (37° 20' 2")

Lon:   -81.8979°   (-81° 53' 52")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 81 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Lester Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Adams Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Brant Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Buckeye Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Burke Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Candy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Compton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Compton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Compton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Day Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Hagerman Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Horn Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Horne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Horne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Horne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Horne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Kaiser Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Keen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Keen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Keen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Keen Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Kennedy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Knob Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Knob Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Mitchell Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Payne Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Powell Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Puckett Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Roe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Rose Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Rowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Rowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Rowe Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Sparks Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Stewart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Vance Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Vance Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Lester Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Wimmer Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Woods Cemetery (WV)   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Lester Cemetery.

Baisden (WV)   [Map]     Majestic (KY)   [Map]    
Bearwallow   [Map]     Phelps (KY)   [Map]    
Big Sandy (WV)   [Map]     Raven   [Map]    
Bradshaw (WV)   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Cedar Bluff   [Map]     Royal City   [Map]    
Davy (WV)   [Map]     Russell   [Map]    
Dunford Village   [Map]     Stopover (KY)   [Map]    
Dye   [Map]     Union City (WV)   [Map]    
Gilbert Creek (WV)   [Map]     Vansant   [Map]    
Grundy   [Map]     War (WV)   [Map]    
Iaeger (WV)   [Map]     Welch (WV)   [Map]    
Janey   [Map]     Wharncliffe (WV)   [Map]    
Kelsa   [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 Lester 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 Lester Cemetery.

Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Richlands   [Map]
 - Located in Tazewell County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
War   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Welch   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County (WV)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Lester 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 - although it should be mentioned 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 Lester 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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Knott County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Letcher County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sullivan County (TN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Dickenson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Grayson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Scott County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Smyth County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wise County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
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Lincoln County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Logan County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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McDowell County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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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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Family
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Genealogy
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Wyoming County (WV):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Lester 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 Lester Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1469316   (Name of Record: Lester Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Buchanan
Lat: 37.3340006     Lon: -81.8978979   [Map]
Elev: 696         Map Name: Patterson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Virginia

About Buchanan County

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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Lester Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3340, Longitude: -81.8979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Lester Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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