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(McDowell County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Matney Cemetery ...

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Our GPS coordinates for the Matney 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 seven sections:

The Location of the Matney Cemetery...

The Matney Cemetery is located in McDowell County. The county seat for McDowell County is located in Welch.

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

Lat:   37.4537°   (37° 27' 13")

Lon:   -81.9657°   (-81° 57' 56")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Matney Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the Matney Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  Matney Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Matney Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in McDowell County.

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

Grundy   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 53 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Matney Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Allen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Bailey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Belcher Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Blankenship Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Blankenship Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Blankenship Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Mingo County
 
Burke Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Cline Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Cline Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Cline Cemetery (KY)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Pike County (KY)
 
Coleman Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Cooper Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Cooper Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Dotson Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Estep Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Estep Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Haggy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Hunt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Hurley Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Hurley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Justice Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Justice Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Justice Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lester Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Lowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Mounts Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Mounts Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Rife Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Buchanan County (VA)
 
Robert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Robertson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Stacy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Star Hollow Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 - Located in Mingo County
 
Steele Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Matney Cemetery
 
Trap Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Matney Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 25 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Matney Cemetery.

Baisden   [Map]Grundy (VA)   [Map]Phelps (KY)   [Map]
Big Sandy   [Map]Iaeger   [Map]Ransom (KY)   [Map]
Blackberry City   [Map]Janey (VA)   [Map]Red Jacket   [Map]
Bradshaw   [Map]Majestic (KY)   [Map]Royal City (VA)   [Map]
Cub City   [Map]Matewan   [Map]Stopover (KY)   [Map]
Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]McCarr (KY)   [Map]Union City   [Map]
Freeburn (KY)   [Map]McVeigh (KY)   [Map]Vansant (VA)   [Map]
Gilbert Creek   [Map]Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]Wyoming City   [Map]
Gilbert   [Map]Musick   [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 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 Matney Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to McDowell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Letcher 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    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Smyth County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wise County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha 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      
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne 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 McDowell 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 McDowell 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 Matney 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 Matney Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1542867   (Name of Record: Matney Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: McDowell
Lat: 37.4537214     Lon: -81.9656775   [Map]
Elev: 438         Map Name: Panther

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About McDowell 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: 37.4537, Longitude: -81.9657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Matney Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Matney 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 stretches 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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