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The location of Accident Cemetery









A visit to the Accident Cemetery ...

The location of the Accident 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 Accident Cemetery ...

The Accident Cemetery is located in Preston County. The county seat for Preston County is located in Kingwood.

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

Lat:   39.2854°   (39° 17' 7")

Lon:   -79.5403°   (-79° 32' 25")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Accident Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ashby Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Beachy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Beckman Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Belleview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Deakins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Fike / Wolfe Family Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Gnegy Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Accident Cemetery
 - Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties: MIHP ID #G-V-A-013<3>
 
Gortner Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Hile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Kight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Knotts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Limestone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Maple Spring Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Nine Family Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Red House Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Accident Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Accident Cemetery.

Albright   [Map]     Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]    
Aurora   [Map]     Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]    
Bayard   [Map]     Newburg   [Map]    
Canaan Valley   [Map]     Oakland (MD)   [Map]    
Davis   [Map]     Parsons   [Map]    
Deer Park (MD)   [Map]     Red House (MD)   [Map]    
Hambleton   [Map]     Rowlesburg   [Map]    
Heathers Run   [Map]     Terra Alta   [Map]    
Hendricks   [Map]     Thomas   [Map]    
Kingwood   [Map]     Tunnelton   [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 Accident Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Preston County.

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

Davis   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Kingwood   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Terra Alta   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Accident Cemetery
 
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Accident Cemetery

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 it should be mentioned 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 Accident Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hampshire County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Accident 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 Accident Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1550073   (Name of Record: Accident Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Preston
Lat: 39.2853817     Lon: -79.5403328   [Map]
Elev: 852         Map Name: Aurora

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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 'straight-line' 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 Accident Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2854, Longitude: -79.5403     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Accident Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) has created and maintains a database of historic properties that is called MIHP (for the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties). More information about the MHT and MIHP can be found on their website: mht.maryland.gov.

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