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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.

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 French Cemetery...

The French Cemetery is located in Kanawha County. The county seat for Kanawha County is located in Charleston.

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.

Belle   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the French Cemetery
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Cross Lanes   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Dunbar   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Nitro   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the French Cemetery
 
South Charleston   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of 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.

Adkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Bangor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Bays Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Bess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Brick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the French Cemetery
 
Childress Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the French Cemetery
 
Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the French Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 
Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Fisher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the French Cemetery
 
Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Located in Lincoln County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the French Cemetery
 
Glendale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the French Cemetery
 
Graceland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the French Cemetery
 
Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Hanson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Hess Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the French Cemetery
 
Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Layne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the French Cemetery
 
Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the French Cemetery
 
Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the French Cemetery
 
Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the French Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79406<5>
 
St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 
Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the French Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79968
 
Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the French Cemetery
 
Thurston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the French Cemetery
 
Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the French Cemetery

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.

Airport Village   [Map]Dartmont   [Map]Malden   [Map]
Alum Creek   [Map]Dunbar   [Map]Marmet   [Map]
Ashford   [Map]Dupont City   [Map]Nitro   [Map]
Belle   [Map]Easly   [Map]Rock Lake Village   [Map]
Brushton   [Map]Emmons   [Map]Rumble   [Map]
Charleston   [Map]Grippe   [Map]Saint Albans   [Map]
Chesapeake   [Map]Jefferson   [Map]Sod   [Map]
Coal Fork   [Map]Johns   [Map]South Charleston   [Map]
Cross Lanes   [Map]Kanawha City   [Map]Tornado   [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 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:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 Kanawha 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 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)

Class: cemetery
County: Kanawha
Lat: 38.3217637     Lon: -81.6915133   [Map]
Elev: 299         Map Name: Charleston West

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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: 38.3218, Longitude: -81.6915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the French Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for French 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<5>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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