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The location of Brooks Hill Cemetery









A visit to the Brooks Hill Cemetery ...

The location of the Brooks Hill 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 Brooks Hill Cemetery ...

The Brooks Hill Cemetery is located in Upshur County. The county seat for Upshur County is located in Buckhannon.

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

Lat:   38.7595°   (38° 45' 34")

Lon:   -80.2129°   (-80° 12' 46")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Brooks Hill Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Gregory Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Helvetia Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Lanham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Life Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Long Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Maher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Marple Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Pickens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Pleasant Dale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Rice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Simmons Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Tenmile Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 19 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Brooks Hill Cemetery.

Audra   [Map]     Helvetia   [Map]    
Beverly   [Map]     Hoover Town   [Map]    
Buckhannon   [Map]     Huttonsville   [Map]    
Cleveland   [Map]     Junior   [Map]    
Excelsior   [Map]     Mill Creek   [Map]    
Frenchton   [Map]     Mingo   [Map]    
Garton Village   [Map]     Tigheville   [Map]    
Gormley   [Map]     Wilsontown   [Map]    
Goshen   [Map]     Womelsdorf   [Map]    
Hacker Valley   [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 Brooks Hill Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Upshur County.

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

Belington   [Map]
 - Located in Barbour County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Beverly   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Buckhannon   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Elkins   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery
 
Weston   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Brooks Hill Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Brooks Hill Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Upshur 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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison 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

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Upshur 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 Upshur 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 Brooks Hill 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 Brooks Hill Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1536392   (Name of Record: Brooks Hill Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Upshur
Lat: 38.7595489     Lon: -80.2128561   [Map]
Elev: 684         Map Name: Alton

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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 'point-to-point' 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 Brooks Hill Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7595, Longitude: -80.2129     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Brooks Hill Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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