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The location of Powers Cemetery









A visit to the Powers Cemetery ...

The location of the Powers 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 Powers Cemetery ...

The Powers Cemetery is located in Nicholas County. The county seat for Nicholas County is located in Summersville.

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

Lat:   38.3212°   (38° 19' 16")

Lon:   -80.5537°   (-80° 33' 13")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 18 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Powers Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Blacks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Dunlap Memorial Garden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Handschumacher Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Hinkle Mtn. Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Hoover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Lambert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Little Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Mountain Trail Memorial Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Mountain View Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Mullens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
New Hope Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Olive Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Richwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Russell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Ward Road Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Webster County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Powers Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 16 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Powers Cemetery.

Addison   [Map]     Muddlety   [Map]    
Beaver   [Map]     Odell Town   [Map]    
Brushy Junction   [Map]     Peaser Junction   [Map]    
Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     Richwood   [Map]    
Cowen   [Map]     Summersville   [Map]    
Craigsville   [Map]     Tioga   [Map]    
Erbacon   [Map]     Tolbert   [Map]    
Excelsior   [Map]     Upperglade   [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 Powers Cemetery. The following communities are located in Nicholas County.

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

Richwood   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Powers Cemetery
 
Summersville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the Powers Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Powers Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Nicholas County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bath County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Highland County (VA):     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

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gilmer 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

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers 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

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1552553   (Name of Record: Powers Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Nicholas
Lat: 38.3212225     Lon: -80.5536986   [Map]
Elev: 866         Map Name: Camden On Gauley

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Nicholas 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 Powers Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3212, Longitude: -80.5537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Powers Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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