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The location of Orton Cemetery









A visit to the Orton Cemetery ...

The location of the Orton 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 Orton Cemetery ...

The Orton Cemetery is located in Gilmer County. The county seat for Gilmer County is located in Glenville.

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

Lat:   38.8350°   (38° 50' 6")

Lon:   -80.9265°   (-80° 55' 35")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Orton Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Barr Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Barton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Bell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Bennett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Bourn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Burk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Collins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Downey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Engel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Jack Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Keyster Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Moss Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Riddle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Roling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Sturm Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Whitting Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Woodford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Orton Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Orton Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]     Glenville   [Map]    
Arnoldsburg   [Map]     Grantsville   [Map]    
Auburn   [Map]     Heaters   [Map]    
Burnsville   [Map]     Mudfork   [Map]    
Canfield   [Map]     Orma   [Map]    
Clem   [Map]     Sand Fork   [Map]    
Exchange   [Map]     Sutton   [Map]    
Flatwoods   [Map]     Truebada   [Map]    
Gassaway   [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 Orton Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Gilmer County.

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

Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Gassaway   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located in Calhoun County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West (W) of the Orton Cemetery
 
Sutton   [Map]
 - Located in Braxton County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Orton Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Orton Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Gilmer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Mason County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Pleasants County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Putnam County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Randolph County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Ritchie County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Roane County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Taylor County:     Cyndi's
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Tyler County:     Cyndi's
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Upshur County:     Cyndi's
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Webster County:     Cyndi's
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Wetzel 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 Gilmer 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 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 Orton 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 Orton Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586252   (Name of Record: Orton Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Gilmer
Lat: 38.8349918     Lon: -80.9264879   [Map]
Map Name: Normantown

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 'straight-line' (or 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 Orton Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8350, Longitude: -80.9265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Orton Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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