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(Clay County, West Virginia)


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The location of Pierson Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Pierson Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Pierson 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.

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The Location of the Pierson Cemetery...

The Pierson 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 Pierson Cemetery

Lat:   38.4637°   (38° 27' 49")

Lon:   -81.1537°   (-81° 9' 13")

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

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Pierson 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 Pierson Cemetery.

Clay   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the East (E) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Gauley Bridge   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Summersville   [Map]
 - Located in Nicholas County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Pierson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Pierson Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Blue Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Bogg Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Grose Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Hinkle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Hively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
King Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Moore Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Mullins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Naylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Reed - Stephenson - Pierson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Samples Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Tanner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Triplett Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Pierson Cemetery
 
Woods Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Pierson 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 Pierson Cemetery.

Aarons   [Map]Clendenin   [Map]Montgomery   [Map]
Ansted   [Map]Coal Fork   [Map]Muddlety   [Map]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]Elkview   [Map]Mudfork   [Map]
Beech Glen   [Map]Gauley Bridge   [Map]Orma   [Map]
Cannelton   [Map]Glasgow   [Map]Pinch   [Map]
Cedar Grove   [Map]Handley   [Map]Pratt   [Map]
Cicerone   [Map]Harrison   [Map]Smithers   [Map]
Clay   [Map]Hartland   [Map]Summersville   [Map]
Clem   [Map]Hollygrove   [Map]Valley Fork   [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 like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Pierson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1741352   (Name of Record: Pierson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Clay
Lat: 38.4637115     Lon: -81.1537227   [Map]
Elev: 397         Map Name: Elkhurst

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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: 38.4637, Longitude: -81.1537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Pierson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Pierson 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 starting in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

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