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The location of Big Springs Cemetery









A visit to the Big Springs Cemetery ...

The location of the Big Springs 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 Springs Cemetery ...

The Big Springs Cemetery is located in Calhoun County. The county seat for Calhoun County is located in Grantsville.

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

Lat:   38.9851°   (38° 59' 6")

Lon:   -81.0707°   (-81° 4' 14")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Big Springs Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Ayers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Gilmer County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Betts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Buzzard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Cloverleaf Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Fox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Frederick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Frederick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2590590<4>
 
Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Hardman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Hartley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Haught Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Maze Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Reeves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Saunders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Westfall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Springs Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]     Greencastle   [Map]    
Arnoldsburg   [Map]     Harrisville   [Map]    
Auburn   [Map]     Mudfork   [Map]    
Burning Springs   [Map]     Orma   [Map]    
Cairo   [Map]     Peewee   [Map]    
Cantwell   [Map]     Pennsboro   [Map]    
Elizabeth   [Map]     Pullman   [Map]    
Ellenboro   [Map]     Reedy   [Map]    
Exchange   [Map]     Sand Fork   [Map]    
Freeport   [Map]     Slate   [Map]    
Glenville   [Map]     Spencer   [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 Big Springs Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Calhoun County.

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

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Cairo   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located in Gilmer County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Pennsboro   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Big Springs Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Big Springs Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Big Springs Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Calhoun 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

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Roane County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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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
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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 Calhoun 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 Calhoun 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 Springs 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 Springs Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1696832   (Name of Record: Big Springs Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Calhoun
Lat: 38.9850848     Lon: -81.070667   [Map]
Elev: 251         Map Name: Grantsville

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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Big Springs Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9851, Longitude: -81.0707     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Big Springs 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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