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(Roane County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Bower Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Bower 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 seven sections:

The Location of the Bower Cemetery...

The Bower 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 Bower Cemetery

Lat:   38.7949°   (38° 47' 41")

Lon:   -81.3039°   (-81° 18' 14")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Bower Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Bower Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Bower Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery.

Clay   [Map]
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Clay County
 
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Kanawha County
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Wirt County
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Gilmer County
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 52 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Bower Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Bays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Beckley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Bee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Brannon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Clover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78031<4>
 
Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Coon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Cox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Depue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Eventide Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Fox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Hooam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
McKown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Millerville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Stalman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Starcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Starcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Stone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Swank Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Tanner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Triplett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Ward Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Watson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Wayne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Weaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Webb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 - Located in Calhoun County
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Young Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery.

Arnoldsburg   [Map]Flint Town   [Map]Orma   [Map]
Burning Springs   [Map]Freeport   [Map]Peewee   [Map]
Cantwell   [Map]Grantsville   [Map]Reedy   [Map]
Clay   [Map]Greencastle   [Map]Ripley   [Map]
Clem   [Map]Kentuck   [Map]Sissonville   [Map]
Clendenin   [Map]Mudfork   [Map]Slate   [Map]
Elizabeth   [Map]Odaville   [Map]Spencer   [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 start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Bower 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    
Meigs 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    
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    
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    
Upshur 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 Bower 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 Bower Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586325   (Name of Record: Bower Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Roane
Lat: 38.794883     Lon: -81.3038598   [Map]
Map Name: Spencer

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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: 38.7949, Longitude: -81.3039     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Bower Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Bower 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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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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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