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The location of Cortland Cemetery









A visit to the Cortland Cemetery ...

The location of the Cortland 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 Cortland Cemetery ...

The Cortland Cemetery is located in Tucker County. The county seat for Tucker County is located in Parsons.

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

Lat:   39.0582°   (39° 3' 29")

Lon:   -79.4359°   (-79° 26' 9")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Cortland Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Buena Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the Cortland Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251488<3>
 
Collett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Fansler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Flanagan Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2255172
 
Flanagan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Goff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Kerns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Knotts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
McNeely Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Teter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Thomas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cortland Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Cortland Cemetery.

Arthur   [Map]     Harman   [Map]    
Aurora   [Map]     Hendricks   [Map]    
Bayard   [Map]     Montrose   [Map]    
Brushy Run   [Map]     Onego   [Map]    
Canaan Valley   [Map]     Parsons   [Map]    
Canfield   [Map]     Petersburg   [Map]    
Davis   [Map]     Red House (MD)   [Map]    
Hambleton   [Map]     Thomas   [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 Cortland Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Tucker County.

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

Davis   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Elkins   [Map]
 - Located in Randolph County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located in Hardy County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North (N) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Petersburg   [Map]
 - Located in Grant County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Cortland Cemetery
 
Thomas   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Cortland 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 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 - 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 Cortland Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Tucker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Highland County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockbridge County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockingham County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shenandoah County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Hampshire County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
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
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur 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 Tucker 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 Cortland 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 Cortland Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1689330   (Name of Record: Cortland Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Tucker
Lat: 39.0581644     Lon: -79.4358833   [Map]
Elev: 982         Map Name: Blackwater Falls

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Cortland Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0582, Longitude: -79.4359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Cortland 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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