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A visit to the Travis Cemetery ...


The location of the Travis Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>


Introduction ...

Note: We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, 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.

The Location of the Travis Cemetery ...

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

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

Lat:   37.2040°   (37° 12' 14")

Lon:   -76.7491°   (-76° 44' 56")

The Travis Cemetery is located in James City County<2>.

Websites to help with your 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Travis Cemetery:

  • Pages specific to Virginia:
  • Pages specific to James City County:
  • Genealogy information for nearby counties:
  • Cemetery Information and Directories:
  • About the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ...
    • Although we don't have a link to the Travis Cemetery itself, you might be curious about the African Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at:
    • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • List of neighboring communities ...

    The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> of the Travis Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities based on their distance from Travis Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Jamestown
      (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Scotland
      (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
      • Scotland is located in Surry County
    • Homewood
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood is located in Surry County
    • Williamsburg
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Surry
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry is located in Surry County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry <4>
    • Beachland
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland is located in Surry County
    • Lee Hall
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
      • Lee Hall is located in Newport News City
    • Rochambeau Village
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village is located in York County
    • Itata
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itata have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itata
      • Itata is located in Surry County
    • Rushmere
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmere have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmere
      • Rushmere is located in Isle of Wight County
    • Barlows Corner
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner is located in York County
    • Lackey
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lackey
      • Lackey is located in York County
    • Continue List   (14 more) ...
      • Norge
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Spring Grove
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Grove
        • Spring Grove is located in Surry County
      • York View
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
        • York View is located in Gloucester County
      • Clay Bank
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Bank
        • Clay Bank is located in Gloucester County
      • Claremont
        (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
        • Claremont is located in Surry County
        • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Yorktown
        (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
      • Country Village
        (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
        • Country Village is located in Gloucester County
      • Red Hill Village
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Village
        • Red Hill Village is located in Newport News City
      • Gloucester Point
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
        • Gloucester Point is located in Gloucester County
        • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point <4>
      • Crab
        (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab
        • Crab is located in Gloucester County
      • Carsley
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsley
        • Carsley is located in Surry County
      • Dendron
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Magnet
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnet have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnet
        • Magnet is located in Isle of Wight County
      • Ordinary
        (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)

    For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended 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 Travis Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in James City County.

    More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Travis Cemetery.

    We've listed the following communities alphabetically.

    List of nearby cemeteries ...

    Based on our list of cemeteries, we know of 22 that are within 12 miles [19.3 km] of the Travis Cemetery.<5>

    We've listed the following cemeteries based on their distance from Travis Cemetery, with the nearest first.

    • Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery is located in Surry County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swanns Point Plantation Cemetery
    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Mt. Pleasant Cemetery is located in James City County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
    • Poplar Lawn Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Poplar Lawn Cemetery is located in Surry County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Lawn Cemetery
    • Hospital Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Hospital Cemetery is located in James City County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jones Family Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Jones Family Cemetery is located in Williamsburg City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Family Cemetery
    • Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery is located in Williamsburg City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery
    • Galt Family Cemetery
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galt Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Galt Family Cemetery is located in Williamsburg City
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Galt Family Cemetery
    • Wier Neck Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wier Neck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Wier Neck Cemetery is located in Surry County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wier Neck Cemetery
    • Oakwood Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oakwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Oakwood Cemetery is located in Surry County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oakwood Cemetery
    • Lower Surry Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Surry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Lower Surry Cemetery is located in Surry County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Surry Cemetery
    • Mt. Gilead Cemetery
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • The Mt. Gilead Cemetery is located in James City County
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Continue List   (10 more) ...
      • Curtis Cemetery
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Curtis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Curtis Cemetery is located in James City County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Curtis Cemetery
      • Cheesecake Cemetery
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Williamsburg Memorial Park
        (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamsburg Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Williamsburg Memorial Park is located in James City County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamsburg Memorial Park
      • Jones Cemetery
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Jones Cemetery is located in Surry County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery
        (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery is located in Surry County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Memorial Cemetery
      • Jackson Post Cemetery
        (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Post Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Jackson Post Cemetery is located in York County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Post Cemetery
      • Lee Cemetery
        (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Lee Cemetery is located in York County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
      • James City Chapel Cemetery
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the James City Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The James City Chapel Cemetery is located in James City County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the James City Chapel Cemetery
      • St. Annes Cemetery
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Annes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The St. Annes Cemetery is located in Surry County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Annes Cemetery
      • Moores Swamp Cemetery
        (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
        • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moores Swamp Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
        • The Moores Swamp Cemetery is located in Surry County
        • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moores Swamp Cemetery

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

    Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

    Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we continue to add detail as we find it.

    We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Travis Cemetery:

    • Referenced GNIS Record ...
    • GNIS ID #1479756  (Travis Cemetery)
      • Note: GNIS record #1479756 has been archived by the USGS. It is no longer maintained by the USGS, nor can it be retrieved from their website.
      • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Hog Island
      • County: James City         Elev: 1
      • Location given for GNIS #1479756 (Travis Cemetery)

    The official website for James City County: www.james-city.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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
    <2>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including James City, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
    <3>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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Travis Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2040, Longitude: -76.7491       In this case, the coordinates for the Travis Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
    <4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
    <5>While we have an extensive database of cemeteries (with over 200,000 entries), you can be assured that it's not complete and our list will be missing cemeteries.
    <6>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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