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The location of Collins Cemetery









A visit to the Collins Cemetery ...

The location of the Collins 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 Collins Cemetery ...

The Collins 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 Collins Cemetery

Lat:   38.8452°   (38° 50' 42")

Lon:   -80.9889°   (-80° 59' 20")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 20 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Collins Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Bennett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Downey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Keyster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Orton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Roling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79793<3>
 
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Sturm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Collins 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 Collins Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]     Grantsville   [Map]    
Arnoldsburg   [Map]     Harrison   [Map]    
Auburn   [Map]     Heaters   [Map]    
Burning Springs   [Map]     Mudfork   [Map]    
Burnsville   [Map]     Orma   [Map]    
Canfield   [Map]     Pullman   [Map]    
Cantwell   [Map]     Reedy   [Map]    
Clem   [Map]     Sand Fork   [Map]    
Exchange   [Map]     Spencer   [Map]    
Flatwoods   [Map]     Sutton   [Map]    
Gassaway   [Map]     Truebada   [Map]    
Glenville   [Map]     Valley Fork   [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 Collins 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 Collins Cemetery.

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Gassaway   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located in Ritchie County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North (N) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of the Collins Cemetery
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Collins Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Collins 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:

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    
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    
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    
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,
Cemeteries 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 Collins 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 Collins Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586138   (Name of Record: Collins Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Gilmer
Lat: 38.8452131     Lon: -80.9888518   [Map]
Map Name: Normantown

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


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 'straight-line' 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 Collins Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8452, Longitude: -80.9889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Collins Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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