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The location of Bess Cemetery









A visit to the Bess Cemetery ...

The location of the Bess 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 Bess Cemetery ...

The Bess Cemetery is located in Kanawha County. The county seat for Kanawha County is located in Charleston.

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

Lat:   38.3793°   (38° 22' 45")

Lon:   -81.7243°   (-81° 43' 27")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 35 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Bess Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Kanawha County.

Adkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Altz Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Bangor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Bays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Brick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Childress Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bess Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 
College Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Bess Cemetery
 
French Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Goff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Good Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Graceland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Lanham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Layne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Bess Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79406<4>
 
Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Bess Cemetery
 
St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Shorts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bess Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79968
 
Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Thurston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bess Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bess Cemetery.

Aarons   [Map]     Malden   [Map]    
Airport Village   [Map]     Marmet   [Map]    
Alum Creek   [Map]     Nitro   [Map]    
Bancroft   [Map]     Poca   [Map]    
Charleston   [Map]     Raymond City   [Map]    
Coal Fork   [Map]     Rock Lake Village   [Map]    
Cross Lanes   [Map]     Saint Albans   [Map]    
Dartmont   [Map]     Scott Village   [Map]    
Dunbar   [Map]     Sissonville   [Map]    
Dupont City   [Map]     Sod   [Map]    
Emmons   [Map]     South Charleston   [Map]    
Grippe   [Map]     Teays Valley   [Map]    
Jefferson   [Map]     Teays Village   [Map]    
Kanawha City   [Map]     Tornado   [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 Bess Cemetery. The following communities are located in Kanawha County.

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

Charleston   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Cross Lanes   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Dunbar   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Nitro   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bess Cemetery
 
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Bess Cemetery
 
South Charleston   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bess Cemetery

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 Bess Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       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    
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    
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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne 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    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Kanawha 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 Kanawha 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 Bess 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 Bess Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1535675   (Name of Record: Bess Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Kanawha
Lat: 38.3792617     Lon: -81.724293   [Map]
Elev: 276         Map Name: Pocatalico

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Bess Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3793, Longitude: -81.7243     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bess 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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