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(Gilmer County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Burk Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Burk 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 Burk Cemetery...

The Burk Cemetery is located in Gilmer County. The county seat for Gilmer County is located in Glenville.

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

Lat:   38.8426°   (38° 50' 33")

Lon:   -80.8084°   (-80° 48' 30")

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

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

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Gassaway   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Weston   [Map]
 - Located in Lewis County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Burk Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 31 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Burk Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barrett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Barton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Canfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Conrad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Conrad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Dyer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Engel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Jack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
K of P Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Keyster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
McHenry Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Moss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Moyers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Orton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Burk Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251167<4>
 
Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Right Hand Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Sand Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Snyder Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Whitting Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery
 
Woodford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Burk Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Burk Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]Clem   [Map]Heaters   [Map]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]Exchange   [Map]Mudfork   [Map]
Auburn   [Map]Flatwoods   [Map]Orma   [Map]
Burnsville   [Map]Gassaway   [Map]Sand Fork   [Map]
Camden   [Map]Glenville   [Map]Sutton   [Map]
Canfield   [Map]Grantsville   [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 first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Burk Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Gilmer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
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    
Greenbrier 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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pocahontas 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    
Taylor 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 Gilmer 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 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 Burk 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 Burk Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1536740   (Name of Record: Burk Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Gilmer
Lat: 38.8425936     Lon: -80.8084351   [Map]
Elev: 261         Map Name: Cedarville

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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: 38.8426, Longitude: -80.8084     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Burk Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Burk 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 in . A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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