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(Fayette County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Henson Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Henson 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 Henson Cemetery...

The Henson Cemetery is located in Fayette County. The county seat for Fayette County is located in Fayetteville.

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

Lat:   37.8847°   (37° 53' 4")

Lon:   -80.8140°   (-80° 48' 50")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Henson 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 Henson Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Fayette County.

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

Alderson   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Henson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Amick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
At The End Of The Trail Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Beechnut Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2608668<4>
 
Bragg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Goddard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Goodson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Hicks - Swell Mountain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Layland Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Meadows Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2171413
 
Old Amwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Patton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1989932
 
Richardson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Richmond Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Rider Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
St. Colmans Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Raleigh County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Shuck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Smailes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Tyree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Henson Cemetery
 
Wallace Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Henson Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80213
 
Wickline Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Henson 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 Henson Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]Harvey   [Map]Peaser Junction   [Map]
Bellepoint   [Map]Hilton Village   [Map]Piney View   [Map]
Bellwood   [Map]Hines   [Map]Quinwood   [Map]
Brushy Junction   [Map]Hinton   [Map]Rainelle   [Map]
Clifftop   [Map]Kaymoor   [Map]Royal   [Map]
Crichton   [Map]McRoss   [Map]Rupert   [Map]
Fort Spring   [Map]Meadow Bridge   [Map]Spring Dale   [Map]
Frazier   [Map]Orient Hill   [Map]Thurmond   [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 start 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 - you should note 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 Henson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Covington City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roanoke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas 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    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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 Henson 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 Henson Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586289   (Name of Record: Henson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Fayette
Lat: 37.8846688     Lon: -80.8139653   [Map]
Map Name: Rainelle

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 37.8847, Longitude: -80.8140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Henson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Henson 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from . 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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