A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
The location of French Cemetery
Profile for the French Cemetery ...
Our GPS coordinates for the French 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.
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 French Cemetery...
Below are the GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) that we are using for the location of the French Cemetery
Lat: 38.3218° (38° 19' 18")
Lon: -81.6915° (-81° 41' 29")
Note: The GPS location that we are using for the French 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 French Cemetery. The following communities are located in Kanawha County.
More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the French Cemetery.
List of the closest cemeteries ...
We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the French Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.
Unless otherwise noted, the following cemeteries are located in Kanawha County.
For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.
List of neighboring communities ...
The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the French Cemetery.
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 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 French Cemetery:
For pages that are specific to West Virginia:
These pages are specific to Kanawha County:
Genealogy information for nearby counties:
Cemetery Information and Directories for 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.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the French 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 French Cemetery.
Referenced GNIS Record ...
GNIS ID #1539257 (Name of Record: French Cemetery)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/
The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/
|This page was last modified: 12 Nov 2018|
|By John Hall|