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The location of Ayers Cemetery









A visit to the Ayers Cemetery ...

The location of the Ayers 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 Ayers Cemetery ...

The Ayers Cemetery is located in Ritchie County. The county seat for Ritchie County is located in Harrisville.

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

Lat:   39.0720°   (39° 4' 19")

Lon:   -81.0921°   (-81° 5' 31")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Ayers Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Betheny Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Buzzard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Cloverleaf Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Fox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Frederick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Frederick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2590590<4>
 
Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Hardman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Hartley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Haught Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Heck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Indian Creek Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
King Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Moyers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Nutter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Reeves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Saunders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ayers Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ayers Cemetery.

Arnoldsburg   [Map]     Greencastle   [Map]    
Auburn   [Map]     Harrisville   [Map]    
Burning Springs   [Map]     Hebron   [Map]    
Cairo   [Map]     Kanawha   [Map]    
Cantwell   [Map]     Pennsboro   [Map]    
Elizabeth   [Map]     Pullman   [Map]    
Ellenboro   [Map]     Reedy   [Map]    
Freeport   [Map]     Sand Fork   [Map]    
Glenville   [Map]     Slate   [Map]    
Grantsville   [Map]     Truebada   [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 Ayers Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Ritchie County.

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

Cairo   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located in Gilmer County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Pennsboro   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located in Pleasants County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ayers Cemetery
 
West Union   [Map]
 - Located in Doddridge County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ayers Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Ayers Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Ritchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mason County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Upshur County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Webster County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wood County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Ritchie 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,
Cemeteries of Ritchie 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 West Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Ayers 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 Ayers Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1535090   (Name of Record: Ayers Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Ritchie
Lat: 39.0720267     Lon: -81.0920563   [Map]
Elev: 213         Map Name: Smithville

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Ayers Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0720, Longitude: -81.0921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ayers Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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