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The location of Murphy Cemetery









A visit to the Murphy Cemetery ...

The location of the Murphy 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 Murphy Cemetery ...

The Murphy Cemetery is located in Clay County. The county seat for Clay County is located in Clay.

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

Lat:   38.6059°   (38° 36' 21")

Lon:   -81.0559°   (-81° 3' 21")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 49 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Murphy Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Bogg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Boggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2650146<3>
 
Boone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Chapman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Coen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Conley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Duffield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Eagle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Grose Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Harold Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Helmic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hicks Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Hively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Lamb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Matheny Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
McCracken Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
McCune Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Morris Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Moss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Newton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Pt. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Sears Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Walnut Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 18 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Murphy Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]     Harrison   [Map]    
Arnoldsburg   [Map]     Hartland   [Map]    
Canfield   [Map]     Muddlety   [Map]    
Clay   [Map]     Mudfork   [Map]    
Clem   [Map]     Orma   [Map]    
Clendenin   [Map]     Pigeon   [Map]    
Exchange   [Map]     Spencer   [Map]    
Gassaway   [Map]     Sutton   [Map]    
Grantsville   [Map]     Valley Fork   [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 Murphy Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Clay County.

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

Clay   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Gassaway   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located in Gilmer County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Summersville   [Map]
 - Located in Nicholas County
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Murphy Cemetery
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Murphy 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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Murphy Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Boone County:     Cyndi's
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Braxton County:     Cyndi's
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Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
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Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
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Fayette County:     Cyndi's
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Gilmer County:     Cyndi's
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Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
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Harrison County:     Cyndi's
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Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
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Lewis County:     Cyndi's
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Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
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Mason County:     Cyndi's
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Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
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Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
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Putnam County:     Cyndi's
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Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
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Randolph County:     Cyndi's
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Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
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Roane County:     Cyndi's
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Upshur County:     Cyndi's
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Webster County:     Cyndi's
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Wirt County:     Cyndi's
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Wood County:     Cyndi's
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Clay 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 Clay 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 Murphy 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 Murphy Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1741336   (Name of Record: Murphy Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clay
Lat: 38.60593     Lon: -81.0559426   [Map]
Elev: 288         Map Name: Ivydale

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Clay 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Murphy Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6059, Longitude: -81.0559     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Murphy 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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