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The location of Mt. Olive Cemetery









A visit to the Mt. Olive Cemetery ...

The location of the Mt. Olive 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery ...

The Mt. Olive Cemetery is located in Barbour County. The county seat for Barbour County is located in Philippi.

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

Lat:   39.1740°   (39° 10' 26")

Lon:   -80.0595°   (-80° 3' 34")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 24 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Astor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Audra Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2338500<3>
 
Bailey Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Barbour Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Bean Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Bethany Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Booth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Holbert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Norris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Nutter Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Oreslip Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Pitman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Sayre Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Silent Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Simpson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Taylor Drain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Welch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Adaland   [Map]     Grafton   [Map]    
Anmoore   [Map]     Hebron   [Map]    
Audra   [Map]     Junior   [Map]    
Belington   [Map]     Knottsville   [Map]    
Berryburg   [Map]     Lost Creek   [Map]    
Bridgeport   [Map]     Montrose   [Map]    
Buckhannon   [Map]     Nutter Fort   [Map]    
Despard   [Map]     Philippi   [Map]    
Elk City   [Map]     Stonewood   [Map]    
Excelsior   [Map]     Tigheville   [Map]    
Fetterman   [Map]     Union   [Map]    
Flemington   [Map]     Valley Bend   [Map]    
Gormley   [Map]     Wellington Heights   [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 Mt. Olive Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Barbour County.

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

Belington   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Bridgeport   [Map]
 - Located in Harrison County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Buckhannon   [Map]
 - Located in Upshur County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Fetterman   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of the Mt. Olive Cemetery
 
Philippi   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Mt. Olive 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 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Barbour County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Preston County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Barbour 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 Barbour 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 Mt. Olive 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 Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1543697   (Name of Record: Mount Olive Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Barbour
Lat: 39.1739856     Lon: -80.0595252   [Map]
Elev: 426         Map Name: Philippi

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Mt. Olive Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1740, Longitude: -80.0595     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Mt. Olive 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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