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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 Chesterfield County.

. Chesterfield lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of the Lester Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.4029°   (37° 24' 10")

Lon:   -77.6911°   (-77° 41' 27")

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 neighboring communities ...

The following 29 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Lester Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Ettrick   [Map]    
Bellwood   [Map]     Grant Village   [Map]    
Bensley Village   [Map]     Lakeside   [Map]    
Bensley   [Map]     Laurel Village   [Map]    
Beulah Village   [Map]     Maitland Village   [Map]    
Bollinger Estates   [Map]     Matoaca   [Map]    
Bon Air   [Map]     Midlothian   [Map]    
Braebrook Village   [Map]     Montrose Heights   [Map]    
Cherry Gardens   [Map]     Richmond   [Map]    
Chester   [Map]     Short Pump   [Map]    
Chesterfield Court House   [Map]     Tuckahoe Village   [Map]    
Chesterfield Village   [Map]     Tuckahoe   [Map]    
Chippenham Village   [Map]     Walmsley Village   [Map]    
Colonial Heights   [Map]     Winterpock   [Map]    
Dumbarton   [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 Chesterfield County.

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

Chester   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Midlothian   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery
 
Richmond   [Map]
 - Located in Richmond City
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Lester 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 and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Lester Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Chesterfield County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Amelia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Brunswick County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Buckingham County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Caroline County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Charles City County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Cumberland County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Dinwiddie County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Emporia City:     Cyndi's
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Fluvanna County:     Cyndi's
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Goochland County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Greensville County:     Cyndi's
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Hanover County:     Cyndi's
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Henrico County:     Cyndi's
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Hopewell City:     Cyndi's
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James City County:     Cyndi's
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King and Queen County:     Cyndi's
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King William County:     Cyndi's
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Louisa County:     Cyndi's
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Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
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New Kent County:     Cyndi's
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Nottoway County:     Cyndi's
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Petersburg City:     Cyndi's
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Powhatan County:     Cyndi's
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Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
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Prince George County:     Cyndi's
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Richmond City:     Cyndi's
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Richmond County:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Spotsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Surry County:     Cyndi's
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Sussex County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Chesterfield 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 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 Chesterfield County.

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Lester Cemetery

Bethia Cemetery   [Map]

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

Brown Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Lester Cemetery

Brown Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Lester Cemetery

Centenary Cemetery   [Map]

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

Central Cemetery   [Map]

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

Chesterfield Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery

Crump Family Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Lester Cemetery

Dahl Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery

Dale Memorial Park   [Map]

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

Fuqua Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]

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

Liberty Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Powhatan County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Lester Cemetery

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<3>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50987<4>

Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Lester Cemetery

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Lester Cemetery

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery

Old Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sappony Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Lester Cemetery

Second Branch Cemetery   [Map]

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

Skinquarter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Lester Cemetery

Tomahawk Cemetery   [Map]

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

Trabur Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Lester Cemetery

Wilson Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

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 #1469314   (Name of Record: Lester Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Chesterfield
Lat: 37.402927     Lon: -77.6911046   [Map]
Elev: 84         Map Name: Hallsboro

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chesterfield County: www.co.chesterfield.va.us/

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' (or point-to-point) 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 Lester Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4029, Longitude: -77.6911     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Lester Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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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