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(Roane County, West Virginia)


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The location of Beckley Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Beckley Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Beckley 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.

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The Location of the Beckley Cemetery...

The Beckley Cemetery is located in Roane County. The county seat for Roane County is located in Spencer.

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

Lat:   38.7943°   (38° 47' 39")

Lon:   -81.4382°   (-81° 26' 17")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Beckley 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 Beckley Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Roane County.

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

Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Beckley Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 29 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Beckley Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Board Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Board Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Board Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Callow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Camelite Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Depue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Eventide Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Fox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Holbert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
McCoy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
McKown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Millerville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Parsons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Jackson County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Roach Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Roberts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Sheets Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Swank Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Weaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Beckley Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Beckley Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Beckley Cemetery.

Aarons   [Map]Flint Town   [Map]Orma   [Map]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]Grantsville   [Map]Peewee   [Map]
Burning Springs   [Map]Greencastle   [Map]Ravenswood   [Map]
Cicerone   [Map]Kentuck   [Map]Reedy   [Map]
Clendenin   [Map]Liberty   [Map]Ripley   [Map]
Elizabeth   [Map]Mudfork   [Map]Sissonville   [Map]
Flatwoods   [Map]Odaville   [Map]Slate   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Beckley Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Roane 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    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Lincoln 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    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Roane 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 Roane 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 Beckley 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 Beckley Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1535463   (Name of Record: Beckley Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Roane
Lat: 38.7942544     Lon: -81.4381772   [Map]
Elev: 240         Map Name: Peniel

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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: 38.7943, Longitude: -81.4382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Beckley Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Beckley 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 beginning in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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