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The location of Big Run Cemetery









A visit to the Big Run Cemetery ...

The location of the Big Run 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 Big Run Cemetery ...

The Big Run Cemetery is located in Webster County.

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

Lat:   38.6008°   (38° 36' 2")

Lon:   -80.4703°   (-80° 28' 13")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 14 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Big Run Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adam Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #335762<3>
 
Centralia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Clifton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Columbus McCourt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Cutlip Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78138
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Hodam Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Holly River Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Laurel Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
McCourt - Cogar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Old Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Vance Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Big Run Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Big Run Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Frenchton   [Map]    
Arnett   [Map]     Gassaway   [Map]    
Big Run   [Map]     Goshen   [Map]    
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     Hacker Valley   [Map]    
Canfield   [Map]     Heaters   [Map]    
Cleveland   [Map]     Helvetia   [Map]    
Cowen   [Map]     Sutton   [Map]    
Erbacon   [Map]     Tioga   [Map]    
Excelsior   [Map]     Upperglade   [Map]    
Exchange   [Map]     Wilsontown   [Map]    
Flatwoods   [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 Big Run Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Webster County.

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

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Gassaway   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Run Cemetery
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Run Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Big Run Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Webster County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bath County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Highland County (VA):     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

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wirt County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Webster 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 Webster 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 Big Run 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 Big Run Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2573994   (Name of Record: Big Run Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Webster
Lat: 38.600778     Lon: -80.470278   [Map]
Elev: 374         Map Name: Diana

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Big Run Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6008, Longitude: -80.4703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Run Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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