A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
A visit to the Richards Cemetery ...
The location of the Richards Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
Since our focus is on geography, we don't have any burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Richards Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<2> website: The Richards Cemetery (FAG ID #2650256)
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 Richards Cemetery ...
Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the Richards Cemetery
Lat: 37.0040° (37° 0' 14")
Lon: -80.0936° (-80° 5' 36")
Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Richards Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
List of the closest cemeteries ...
We know of 64 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<3> of the Richards Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.
Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Franklin County.
For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.
List of neighboring communities ...
The following 27 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Richards Cemetery.
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 Richards 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 Richards 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 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 - 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 Richards Cemetery:
For pages that are specific to Virginia:
These pages are specific to Franklin County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for 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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Richards Cemetery ...
While our initial data for the Richards Cemetery came from goverment sources, we have also found mention of the Richards Cemetery elsewhere. 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 Richards Cemetery.
Referenced GNIS Record ...
GNIS ID #1791120 (Name of Record: Richards Cemetery)
Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry: FAG ID #2650256
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincountyva.org/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 07 Apr 2019