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(Grayson County, Virginia)


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Profile for the Ross Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Ross Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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 Ross Cemetery...

The Ross Cemetery is located in Grayson County. The county seat for Grayson County is located in Independence.

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

Lat:   36.6835°   (36° 41' 0")

Lon:   -81.2857°   (-81° 17' 8")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Ross Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Ross Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Grayson County.

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

Fries   [Map]
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Galax   [Map]
 - Located in Galax City
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Independence   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located in Ashe County (NC)
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Marion   [Map]
 - Located in Smyth County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Rural Retreat   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Sparta   [Map]
 - Located in Alleghany County (NC)
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ross Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 37 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Ross Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Grayson County.

Adams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Burton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Cole Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Cornett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Cornett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Dainel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Fox Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Gold Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Grubb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ross Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #50481<4>
 
Hale Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Holdaway Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Long Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Old Parks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Parks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Perkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Phipps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Pine Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Potato Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Pugh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Reedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Ross Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Saddle Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Shuler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Shuler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Woods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ross Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ross Cemetery.

Adwolf   [Map]Grassy Creek (NC)   [Map]Piney Creek (NC)   [Map]
Amelia (NC)   [Map]Independence   [Map]Rural Retreat   [Map]
Atkins   [Map]Ivanhoe   [Map]Scottville (NC)   [Map]
Baywood   [Map]Jefferson (NC)   [Map]Sparta (NC)   [Map]
Crumpler (NC)   [Map]Lansing (NC)   [Map]Sugar Grove   [Map]
Ennice (NC)   [Map]Laurel Springs (NC)   [Map]Topia (NC)   [Map]
Fries   [Map]Marion   [Map]Trout Dale   [Map]
Galax   [Map]Mount Carmel   [Map]Warrensville (NC)   [Map]
Glade Valley (NC)   [Map]Mouth-of-Wilson   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

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, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Ross Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Grayson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alexander County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Alleghany County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ashe County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Avery County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Caldwell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Iredell County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stokes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Surry County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Watauga County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wilkes County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yadkin County (NC):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sullivan County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bristol City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Buchanan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Galax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Giles County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Patrick 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    
Russell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smyth County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Virginia,     of Grayson 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 Ross 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 Ross Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1486779   (Name of Record: Ross Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Grayson
Lat: 36.683455     Lon: -81.2856549   [Map]
Elev: 1006         Map Name: Middle Fox Creek

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Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6835, Longitude: -81.2857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ross Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Ross Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<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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