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The location of Shafer Cemetery









A visit to the Shafer Cemetery ...

The location of the Shafer 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 Shafer Cemetery ...

The Shafer Cemetery is located in Botetourt County.

The county seat for Botetourt County is located in Fincastle. Fincastle lies just to the west southwest of the Shafer Cemetery [Map].

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

Lat:   37.5304°   (37° 31' 49")

Lon:   -79.7478°   (-79° 44' 52")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Shafer 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 Shafer Cemetery.

Apple Tree Village   [Map]     Laymantown   [Map]    
Bedford   [Map]     Low Moor   [Map]    
Blue Ridge   [Map]     Montgomery Village   [Map]    
Buchanan   [Map]     Montvale   [Map]    
Cloverdale   [Map]     Runaway Village   [Map]    
Daleville   [Map]     Salisbury   [Map]    
Fincastle   [Map]     Selma   [Map]    
Glasgow   [Map]     Troutville   [Map]    
Hollins   [Map]     Villamont   [Map]    
Iron Gate   [Map]     Vinton   [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 Shafer Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Botetourt County.

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

Bedford   [Map]
 - Located in Bedford City
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Buchanan   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East (E) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Clifton Forge   [Map]
 - Located in Alleghany County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Fincastle   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Glasgow   [Map]
 - Located in Rockbridge County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located in Craig County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Roanoke   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke City
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shafer Cemetery
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located in Roanoke County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shafer 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 professional and volunteer 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 Shafer Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Botetourt County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amherst County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Appomattox County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Augusta County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bath County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford City:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Bedford County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Campbell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington City:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Craig County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Giles County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Highland County:     Cyndi's
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Lexington City:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg County:          
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Nelson County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Pittsylvania County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Roanoke City:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Roanoke County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Rockbridge County:     Cyndi's
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Salem City:     Cyndi's
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Southampton County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Greenbrier County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Monroe County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Pocahontas County (WV):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Botetourt 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 17 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Shafer Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Botetourt County.

Booze Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Shafer Cemetery

Bryant Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Shafer Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Shafer Cemetery

Godwin Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Shafer Cemetery

Houseman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Shafer Cemetery

Linkenhoker Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW) of the Shafer Cemetery

Mays Cemetery   [Map]

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

Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast (NE) of the Shafer Cemetery

Peck Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Shafer Cemetery

Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW) of the Shafer Cemetery

Ponton Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE) of the Shafer Cemetery

Robinson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Shafer Cemetery

Rudisill Cemetery   [Map]

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

Simmons Cemetery   [Map]

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

Thompson Cemetery   [Map]

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

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #52418<3>

Watson Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east (E) of the Shafer Cemetery

Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Shafer 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 Shafer Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1487021   (Name of Record: Shafer Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Botetourt
Lat: 37.5304113     Lon: -79.7478184   [Map]
Elev: 317         Map Name: Buchanan

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Botetourt County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Botetourt County: www.co.botetourt.va.us/

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 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 Shafer Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5304, Longitude: -79.7478     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shafer 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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