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The location of Williams Cemetery









A visit to the Williams Cemetery ...

The location of the Williams 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 Williams Cemetery ...

The Williams Cemetery is located in Rappahannock County. The county seat for Rappahannock County is located in Washington.

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

Lat:   38.8507°   (38° 51' 2")

Lon:   -78.1367°   (-78° 8' 12")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Williams Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bennetts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Chapman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Hardscrabble Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fauquier County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Howellsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Leeds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fauquier County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Marshall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Prospect Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Rockland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fauquier County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Rockland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Williams Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #51914<3>
 
Rockland Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Williams Cemetery
 
The Ramey Graveyard   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Third Zion Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Williams Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2351750
 
Thumbn Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fauquier County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Williams Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Williams Cemetery.

Amissville   [Map]     The Plains   [Map]    
Belvoir   [Map]     Reliance   [Map]    
Berrys   [Map]     Riverton   [Map]    
Boyce   [Map]     Royal Village   [Map]    
Echo Village   [Map]     Stephens City   [Map]    
Frogtown   [Map]     Strasburg   [Map]    
Front Royal   [Map]     Toms Brook   [Map]    
Jeffersonton   [Map]     Viscose City   [Map]    
Markham   [Map]     Washington   [Map]    
Marshall   [Map]     Waterloo   [Map]    
Middletown   [Map]     White Post   [Map]    
Overall   [Map]     Zulla   [Map]    
Petersburg   [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 Williams Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Rappahannock County.

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

Front Royal   [Map]
 - Located in Warren County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Stephens City   [Map]
 - Located in Frederick County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Strasburg   [Map]
 - Located in Shenandoah County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Williams Cemetery
 
Washington   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Williams Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Williams Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Rappahannock County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Albemarle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Culpeper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Fairfax County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Falls Church City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Fauquier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrisonburg City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Loudoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Manassas City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Orange County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Page County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince William County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockbridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Rockingham County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Spotsylvania County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stafford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City:       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Berkeley County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Virginia,
Cemeteries of Rappahannock 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 Williams 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 Williams Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1476758   (Name of Record: Williams Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Rappahannock
Lat: 38.8506694     Lon: -78.1366657   [Map]
Elev: 501         Map Name: Chester Gap

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Virginia

About Rappahannock County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Virginia: 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 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 Williams Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8507, Longitude: -78.1367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Williams Cemetery 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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