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The location of Mercy Seat Cemetery









A visit to the Mercy Seat Cemetery ...

The location of the Mercy Seat 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 Mercy Seat Cemetery ...

The Mercy Seat Cemetery is located in Halifax County.

The county seat for Halifax County is located in Halifax. Halifax lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mercy Seat Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.6246°   (36° 37' 28")

Lon:   -79.1522°   (-79° 9' 7")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> of the Mercy Seat Cemetery.

Banister Town   [Map]     Milton (NC)   [Map]    
Beaver Park   [Map]     Pelham (NC)   [Map]    
Blanch (NC)   [Map]     Providence (NC)   [Map]    
Chatham   [Map]     Roseville (NC)   [Map]    
Concord (NC)   [Map]     Roxboro (NC)   [Map]    
Danville   [Map]     Semora (NC)   [Map]    
Halifax   [Map]     South Boston   [Map]    
Henrys Mill   [Map]     Transco Village   [Map]    
Hicks Village (NC)   [Map]     Westside Village   [Map]    
Java   [Map]     Whitetown (NC)   [Map]    
Leasburg (NC)   [Map]     Whitt Town (NC)   [Map]    
Lucks   [Map]     Yanceyville (NC)   [Map]    
Markham   [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 Mercy Seat Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Halifax County.

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

Chatham   [Map]
 - Located in Pittsylvania County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the Northwest (NW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Danville   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Halifax   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Milton   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Roxboro   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
South Boston   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery
 
Yanceyville   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Mercy Seat Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Halifax County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Durham County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Granville County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Guilford County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lenoir County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Orange County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Vance County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Wake County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Warren County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
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Campbell County:     Cyndi's
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Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City:     Cyndi's
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
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Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Halifax 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 26 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Mercy Seat Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Arbor Cemetery   [Map]

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

Calvary UMC Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49659<3>

Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Connally UMC Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Caswell County (NC)

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

Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Cunningham Family Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2310319

Ephesus Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Floral Hill Memorial Garden   [Map]

Located in Pittsylvania County

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Foster Family Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated<4>

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2440984

Gilead Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Caswell County (NC)

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Ingram Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Pittsylvania County

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]

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

New Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2254174

Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]

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

Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]

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

Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Reaves - Riggsby Cemetery   [Map]

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

The location of this cemetery has been estimated

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2310615

The Cedars Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Caswell County (NC)

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

Union Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Union Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Whitt Family Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2490758

William H. Shelton Graveyard   [Map]

Located in Pittsylvania County

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

Zion Level Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]

Located in Person County (NC)

The cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Mercy Seat Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Mercy Seat 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 Mercy Seat Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1690126   (Name of Record: Mercy Seat Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Halifax
Lat: 36.6245828     Lon: -79.1522384   [Map]
Elev: 145         Map Name: Milton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Halifax 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 Mercy Seat Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6246, Longitude: -79.1522     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mercy Seat 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.
<4>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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