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Profile for the Compton Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Compton 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.

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:   39.3595°   (39° 21' 34")

Lon:   -81.4060°   (-81° 24' 21")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Compton 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 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lower Salem   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Marietta   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Parkersburg   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Saint Marys   [Map]
 - Located in Pleasants County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 49 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Compton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arlington Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Beech Grove Presbyterian Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Beech Grove United Brethren Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Brabham Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Chambers Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Chichester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Corbin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Dye Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Harkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Harmar Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Harness Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Pleasants County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Henderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Hiatt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Pleasants County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Johnson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Kinnaird Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lower Newport Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Lynch Church Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mayo Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mound Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
New St. Marys Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Ogden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Old Dutch Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Old St. Marys Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Pugh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
River View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Rosemar United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Sharp - Prince Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Spencer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Spencer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Stanleyville Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #237363<4>
 
Tunnel Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Uhl Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Varner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2338118
 
Way Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Williamstown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Compton Cemetery
 
Woodyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Compton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Compton Cemetery.

Belmont   [Map]Lowell (OH)   [Map]Parkersburg   [Map]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]Pleasant View   [Map]
Blennerhassett   [Map]Lubeck   [Map]Redbush (OH)   [Map]
Boaz   [Map]Marietta (OH)   [Map]Saint Marys   [Map]
Devola (OH)   [Map]Mineral Acres   [Map]Sandhill (OH)   [Map]
Freeport   [Map]Mineral Wells   [Map]Slate   [Map]
Greencastle   [Map]North Hills   [Map]Vienna   [Map]
Kanawha   [Map]Parkers Towne   [Map]Washington   [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 begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Compton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Wood 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    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hocking 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    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muskingum County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       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    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam 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    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     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,     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 #1550778   (Name of Record: Compton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wood
Lat: 39.3595191     Lon: -81.4059527   [Map]
Elev: 191         Map Name: Valley Mills

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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: 39.3595, Longitude: -81.4060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Compton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Compton 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 that begins in . 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.

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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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