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The location of William H. Shelton Graveyard









A visit to the William H. Shelton Graveyard ...

The location of the William H. Shelton Graveyard 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 William H. Shelton Graveyard ...

William H. Shelton Graveyard is located in Pittsylvania County. The county seat for Pittsylvania County is located in Chatham.

Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the William H. Shelton Graveyard

Lat:   36.6798°   (36° 40' 47")

Lon:   -79.2029°   (-79° 12' 10")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the William H. Shelton Graveyard can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the William H. Shelton Graveyard. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arbor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Asbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Atkinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #49659<3>
 
Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Chestnut Level Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Connally United Methodist Church Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
County Line Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Cross Road Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Cunningham Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Person County (NC)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Floral Hill Memorial Garden   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Foster Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2440984
 
Highland Burial Park   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Ingram Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Jones Family Farm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Leemont Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Mercy Seat Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
New Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
The Cedars Cemetery (NC)   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the William H. Shelton Graveyard.

Banister Town   [Map]     Markham   [Map]    
Beaver Park   [Map]     Milton (NC)   [Map]    
Blanch (NC)   [Map]     Pelham (NC)   [Map]    
Chatham   [Map]     Providence (NC)   [Map]    
Concord (NC)   [Map]     Semora (NC)   [Map]    
Danville   [Map]     South Boston   [Map]    
Halifax   [Map]     Transco Village   [Map]    
Henrys Mill   [Map]     Westside Village   [Map]    
Java   [Map]     Whitetown (NC)   [Map]    
Leasburg (NC)   [Map]     Whittles   [Map]    
Lucks   [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 William H. Shelton Graveyard. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Pittsylvania County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the William H. Shelton Graveyard.

Chatham   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Danville   [Map]
 - Located in Danville City
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Halifax   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Milton   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
South Boston   [Map]
 - Located in Halifax County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard
 
Yanceyville   [Map]
 - Located in Caswell County (NC)
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William H. Shelton Graveyard

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 William H. Shelton Graveyard:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Pittsylvania County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alamance County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Caswell County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Durham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Granville County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Guilford County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Person County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Rockingham County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Stokes County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Vance County (NC):     Cyndi's
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Bedford City:     Cyndi's
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Charlotte County:     Cyndi's
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Danville City:     Cyndi's
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Franklin County:     Cyndi's
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Halifax County:     Cyndi's
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Henry County:     Cyndi's
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Lunenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg City:     Cyndi's
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Lynchburg County:          
Martinsville City:     Cyndi's
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Mecklenburg County:     Cyndi's
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Patrick County:     Cyndi's
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Prince Edward County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the William H. Shelton Graveyard ...

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 William H. Shelton Graveyard.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2109883   (Name of Record: William H. Shelton Graveyard)

Class: cemetery
County: Pittsylvania
Lat: 36.6798     Lon: -79.2029   [Map]
Elev: 200         Map Name: Ingram

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The official website for Pittsylvania County: www.pittgov.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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 William H. Shelton Graveyard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6798, Longitude: -79.2029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the William H. Shelton Graveyard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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