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(Calhoun County, West Virginia)


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The location of Big Springs Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Big Springs Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Big Springs 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 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)<2>

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]<3> 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2590590<5>
 
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 23 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Big Springs Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]Exchange   [Map]Peewee   [Map]
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]Mudfork   [Map]Spencer   [Map]
Ellenboro   [Map]Orma   [Map]Truebada   [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 it should be mentioned 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     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Calhoun 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    
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    
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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie 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 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,     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 ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Calhoun 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: 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).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Big Springs 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in . 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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