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(Wyoming County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Bower Cemetery ...

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.

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The Location of the Bower Cemetery...

The Bower Cemetery is located in Wyoming County. The county seat for Wyoming County is located in Pineville.

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

Lat:   37.6134°   (37° 36' 48")

Lon:   -81.4268°   (-81° 25' 36")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Wyoming County.

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

Keystone   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Mullens   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Oceana   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Sophia   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Welch   [Map]
 - Located in McDowell County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bower Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Bower Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Accord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Evans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Farmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Farmer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Frye Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Wythe County (VA)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Bower Cemetery
 
McDonald Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Milam Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Richmond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Bower Cemetery
 
Worley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of the Bower 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 Bower Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]Fairdale   [Map]Mullensville   [Map]
Baileysville   [Map]Harper   [Map]Northfork   [Map]
Bud   [Map]Helen   [Map]Oceana   [Map]
Clear Fork   [Map]Keystone   [Map]Old Mill Village   [Map]
Coal City   [Map]Kimball   [Map]Pineville   [Map]
Crab Orchard   [Map]Lester   [Map]Rhodell   [Map]
Davy   [Map]Mabscott   [Map]Sophia   [Map]
Eastgulf   [Map]MacArthur   [Map]Tilden   [Map]
Elkhorn   [Map]Mullens   [Map]Tolleys   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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 - 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 Bower Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smyth County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone 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    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha 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      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 #1536258   (Name of Record: Bower Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wyoming
Lat: 37.6134469     Lon: -81.4267701   [Map]
Elev: 684         Map Name: Mullens

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Wyoming 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: 37.6134, Longitude: -81.4268     [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 starting from . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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