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The location of Oak Grove Cemetery









A visit to the Oak Grove Cemetery ...

The location of the Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove Cemetery ...

The Oak Grove Cemetery is located in Monroe County. The county seat for Monroe County is located in Union.

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

Lat:   37.6157°   (37° 36' 56")

Lon:   -80.7420°   (-80° 44' 31")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 13 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Oak Grove Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alderson Fletcher Addition Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Ballard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Barton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Huffman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Pence Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2491805<4>
 
Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1987563
 
Wayside Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]     Jumping Branch   [Map]    
Athens   [Map]     Lewisburg   [Map]    
Ballard   [Map]     Meadow Bridge   [Map]    
Bellepoint   [Map]     Narrows (VA)   [Map]    
Bellwood   [Map]     Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]    
Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     Pembroke (VA)   [Map]    
Fairlea   [Map]     Peterstown   [Map]    
Forest Hill   [Map]     Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]    
Fort Spring   [Map]     Ronceverte   [Map]    
Frazier   [Map]     Shady Spring   [Map]    
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     Spring Dale   [Map]    
Hinton   [Map]     Union   [Map]    
Hollywood   [Map]     Vale   [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 Oak Grove Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Monroe County.

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

Alderson   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Pearisburg   [Map]
 - Located in Giles County (VA)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Ronceverte   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Oak Grove Cemetery
 
Union   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of the Oak Grove 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 - 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 Oak Grove Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll 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

 
Floyd County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1544278   (Name of Record: Oak Grove Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Monroe
Lat: 37.6156766     Lon: -80.742024   [Map]
Elev: 583         Map Name: Greenville

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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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Oak Grove Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6157, Longitude: -80.7420     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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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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