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The location of Dotson - Simpson Cemetery









A visit to the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery ...

The location of the Dotson - Simpson 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 Dotson - Simpson Cemetery ...

The Dotson - Simpson Cemetery is located in Nicholas County. The county seat for Nicholas County is located in Summersville.

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

Lat:   38.2334°   (38° 14' 0")

Lon:   -80.9429°   (-80° 56' 34")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 19 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Dixon Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Duling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Fowlers Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Gilgal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Groves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2502043<3>
 
Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Keenan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Legg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
McCutchin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Mt. Gilead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Mt. Lookout Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Neil Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery.

Ansted   [Map]     Hartland   [Map]    
Beaver   [Map]     Hilton Village   [Map]    
Beckwith   [Map]     Hines   [Map]    
Beech Glen   [Map]     Kaymoor   [Map]    
Brushy Junction   [Map]     McRoss   [Map]    
Cannelton   [Map]     Muddlety   [Map]    
Clay   [Map]     Odell Town   [Map]    
Clifftop   [Map]     Orient Hill   [Map]    
Concho   [Map]     Peaser Junction   [Map]    
Craigsville   [Map]     Quinwood   [Map]    
Crichton   [Map]     Rush Run   [Map]    
Fayetteville   [Map]     Summersville   [Map]    
Gauley Bridge   [Map]     Tolbert   [Map]    
Harrison   [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 Dotson - Simpson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Nicholas County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery.

Clay   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Gauley Bridge   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
 
Summersville   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Dotson - Simpson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Lewis County:     Cyndi's
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Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
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Mercer County:     Cyndi's
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
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Putnam County:     Cyndi's
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Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
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Randolph County:     Cyndi's
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Roane County:     Cyndi's
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Summers County:     Cyndi's
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Upshur County:     Cyndi's
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Webster County:     Cyndi's
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Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Nicholas 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 Nicholas 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 Dotson - Simpson 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 Dotson - Simpson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1538285   (Name of Record: Dotson-Simpson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Nicholas
Lat: 38.2334423     Lon: -80.9428776   [Map]
Elev: 497         Map Name: Summersville Dam

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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' 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 Dotson - Simpson Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2334, Longitude: -80.9429     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Dotson - Simpson 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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