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The location of Ray Cemetery









A visit to the Ray Cemetery ...

The location of the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery ...

The Ray Cemetery is located in Franklin County.

The county seat for Franklin County is located in Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Ray Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   36.9087°   (36° 54' 31")

Lon:   -80.0750°   (-80° 4' 30")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Ray Cemetery.

Bassett   [Map]     Patrick Springs   [Map]    
Bent Mountain   [Map]     Pilot   [Map]    
Boones Mill   [Map]     Pizarro   [Map]    
Collinsville   [Map]     Poff   [Map]    
Ferrum   [Map]     Reed Creek Village   [Map]    
Fieldale   [Map]     Rocky Mount   [Map]    
Floyd   [Map]     Simpsons   [Map]    
Henry   [Map]     Stanleytown   [Map]    
Martinsville   [Map]     Terrys Fork   [Map]    
Oak Level   [Map]     Villa Heights   [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 Ray Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin County.

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

Bassett   [Map]
 - Located in Henry County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Ferrum   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Floyd   [Map]
 - Located in Floyd County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Martinsville   [Map]
 - Located in Martinsville City
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery
 
Stuart   [Map]
 - Located in Patrick County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Ray Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Forsyth County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Guilford County (NC):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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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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Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Surry County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Bedford City:     Cyndi's
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Botetourt County:     Cyndi's
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Campbell County:     Cyndi's
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Carroll County:     Cyndi's
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City:     Cyndi's
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Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Galax City:     Cyndi's
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Giles County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Grayson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
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Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Pulaski County:     Cyndi's
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Radford City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Wythe County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 89 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Ray Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adkins Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Agee Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Akers Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Angle Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Bowles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Boyd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Ray Cemetery

Boyd Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ray Cemetery

Brogan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Bryant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Burnett Cemetery   [Map]

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

Carn Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Carter Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery

Cooper Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery

Dehart - Jones - Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]

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

Endicott Community Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Feazell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Foster Cemetery   [Map]

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

Guilliams Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Gusler Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the south (S) of the Ray Cemetery

Hall Cemetery   [Map]

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

Helms Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Hodges Cemetery   [Map]

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

Holly Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Huff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Ray Cemetery

Hurt Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Hurt - Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Hurt - Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Ingram Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Ingram Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]

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

Lovell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Martin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Ray Cemetery

McAlexander Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

McAlexander Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

McGhee Cemetery   [Map]

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

Meadors - James Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery

Meadors - Sloan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Moran Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Mt. Cassell Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Ray Cemetery

Nolen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Nolen Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Phoebe Needles Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Pig River Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Piney River Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Price Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Prillaman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south (S) of the Ray Cemetery

Prilliman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Radley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Rakes Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Rakes - Thomas Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Ramsey - Stanley - King Cemetery   [Map]

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

Randolph Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Ratcliff - Whitlow - Young Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Richards Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2650256<3>

Rock Ridge Cemetery   [Map]

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

Ross Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. James Cemetery   [Map]

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

St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Saunders Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery

Scott Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Southampton County

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Shively Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Shively Cemetery   [Map]

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

Sigmon Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Sloan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Slone Cemetery   [Map]

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

Spencer Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Stanley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Ray Cemetery

Stone - Bondurant - Johnson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Story Creek Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Ray Cemetery

Thomas Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE) of the Ray Cemetery

Turner Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast (SE) of the Ray Cemetery

Turner - Hickman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Ray Cemetery

Wade Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Ray Cemetery

Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Webb Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Ray Cemetery

Webb - Hale Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE) of the Ray Cemetery

Whorley Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Ray Cemetery

Willis Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Ray Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the east (E) of the Ray Cemetery

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

Young Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Ray 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 Ray Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1791193   (Name of Record: Ray Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 36.9087481     Lon: -80.0750406   [Map]
Elev: 390         Map Name: Ferrum

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Ray Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9087, Longitude: -80.0750     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ray 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.




 

 

 

 

 


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