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The location of Compton Cemetery









A visit to the Compton Cemetery ...

The location of the Compton 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 Compton Cemetery ...

The Compton Cemetery is located in Wood County. The county seat for Wood County is located in Parkersburg.

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

Lat:   39.1751°   (39° 10' 30")

Lon:   -81.5312°   (-81° 31' 52")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 68 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Compton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Wood County.

Amos Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77771<3>
 
Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Blair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Buckner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Butcher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Byrd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Creel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Creel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Creel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Deem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Deem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Deem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Dils Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Farrow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Farson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Foley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Graham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Hofmann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Holliday Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Hupp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Kanawha United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2298019
 
Kincheloe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Leachtown Community Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lowers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lubeck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mathews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
McClure Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
McPherson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Morrison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Naylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79379
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Posey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2318473
 
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Ross - McCardle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Ruble Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
St. Xaviers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Sams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Snider Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Tavenner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Vandevier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Vaught Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Wadesville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Weaser Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Wigal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 20 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Compton Cemetery.

Belpre (OH)   [Map]     Mineral Wells   [Map]    
Blennerhassett   [Map]     North Hills   [Map]    
Boaz   [Map]     Parkers Towne   [Map]    
Coolville (OH)   [Map]     Parkersburg   [Map]    
Elizabeth   [Map]     Peewee   [Map]    
Freeport   [Map]     Pleasant View   [Map]    
Greencastle   [Map]     Redbush (OH)   [Map]    
Kanawha   [Map]     Slate   [Map]    
Lubeck   [Map]     Vienna   [Map]    
Mineral Acres   [Map]     Washington   [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 Compton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Wood County.

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

Belpre   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Marietta   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Parkersburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 Compton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's
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Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Wood 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 Wood 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 Compton 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 Compton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1537559   (Name of Record: Compton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wood
Lat: 39.1750768     Lon: -81.5312344   [Map]
Elev: 193         Map Name: South Parkersburg

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Compton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1751, Longitude: -81.5312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Compton 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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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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