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(Ritchie County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Ayers Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Ayers Cemetery have not been verified, but they should be close.<1> The overhead view might be misaligned, although it should be in the general area.

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)<2>

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]<3> 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 26 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2590590<5>
 
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 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ayers Cemetery.

Arnoldsburg   [Map]Freeport   [Map]Pennsboro   [Map]
Auburn   [Map]Glenville   [Map]Pullman   [Map]
Burning Springs   [Map]Grantsville   [Map]Reedy   [Map]
Cairo   [Map]Greencastle   [Map]Sand Fork   [Map]
Cantwell   [Map]Harrisville   [Map]Slate   [Map]
Elizabeth   [Map]Hebron   [Map]Truebada   [Map]
Ellenboro   [Map]Kanawha   [Map] 

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 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     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Ritchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     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,     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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>The values for latitude and longitude indicate a specific point on the ground. The point that we are using 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).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Ayers Cemetery should not be considered precise.

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<2>This 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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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from . 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.

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<5>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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