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The location of Looney Cemetery









A visit to the Looney Cemetery ...

The location of the Looney 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 Looney Cemetery ...

The Looney Cemetery is located in Craig County. The county seat for Craig County is located in New Castle.

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

Lat:   37.4615°   (37° 27' 41")

Lon:   -80.1498°   (-80° 8' 59")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Looney Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Brickey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Catawba Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
County Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Crawford Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Custer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Furrow Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Grave Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Huffman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Lee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Leffel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Morgan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Nutter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Paitsel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Paxton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Sarver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Sarver Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
West View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Looney Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Looney Cemetery.

Abbott   [Map]     McBryde Village   [Map]    
Apple Tree Village   [Map]     Montgomery Village   [Map]    
Bent Mountain   [Map]     Mount Tabor Village   [Map]    
Blacksburg   [Map]     New Castle   [Map]    
Blue Ridge   [Map]     Roanoke   [Map]    
Buena Vista   [Map]     Runaway Village   [Map]    
Cave Spring   [Map]     Salem   [Map]    
Cloverdale   [Map]     Salisbury   [Map]    
Daleville   [Map]     Shawsville   [Map]    
Fincastle   [Map]     Sundance Village   [Map]    
Garden City   [Map]     Sunset Village   [Map]    
Hollins   [Map]     Troutville   [Map]    
Hollywood (WV)   [Map]     Vinton   [Map]    
Laymantown   [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 Looney Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Craig County.

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

Blacksburg   [Map]
 - Located in Montgomery County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Fincastle   [Map]
 - Located in Botetourt County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of the Looney Cemetery
 
New Castle   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Salem   [Map]
 - Located in Salem City
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Looney Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Looney Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 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 Looney Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Craig County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Amherst County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Bedford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Campbell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lexington City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Lynchburg County:              
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pittsylvania County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Salem City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Southampton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Looney 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 Looney Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1485082   (Name of Record: Looney Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Craig
Lat: 37.4615181     Lon: -80.1497702   [Map]
Elev: 773         Map Name: Looney

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Craig County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Craig County: www.co.craig.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Looney Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4615, Longitude: -80.1498     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Looney Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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