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Profile for the Richards Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Richards 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.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the Richards Cemetery...

The Richards Cemetery is located in Wood County. The county seat for Wood County is located in Parkersburg.

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

Lat:   39.2645°   (39° 15' 52")

Lon:   -81.6379°   (-81° 38' 16")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Richards 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 Richards Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Wood County.

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

Amesville   [Map]
 - Located in Athens County (OH)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Belpre   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Beverly   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Lowell   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Marietta   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Parkersburg   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Richards Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 72 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Richards Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Arlington Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Barnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Barnett Ridge Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Beckwith Cemetery #1   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Boso Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Burd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Cedarville Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Corner Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Decatur Methodist Episcopal Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Deem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Dils Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Dunham Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Edelen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Fairview Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Foley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Grogan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hickenbottom Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hofmann Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Holliday Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hopkins Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hopkins Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Hupp Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
IOOF Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Lewis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Little Hocking Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Lowers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Lubeck Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Maddox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Mathews Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
McDougle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Meldahl Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79301<4>
 
Munchmeyers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Neal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Neale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Neale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the Richards Cemetery
 
New England Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
New Torch Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Athens County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Newberry Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Ogden Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Old Torch Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Athens County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Parkersburg Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Posey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Quaker Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
River Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Robinson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Rockland Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Rosemar United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
St. Marys Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
St. Xaviers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Sams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Spencer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Tavenner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Torch Baptist Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Athens County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Veto Cemetery (OH)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Weaser Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Woodyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Richards Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Richards Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Richards Cemetery.

Belpre (OH)   [Map]Marietta (OH)   [Map]Pleasant View   [Map]
Blennerhassett   [Map]Mineral Acres   [Map]Redbush (OH)   [Map]
Boaz   [Map]Mineral Wells   [Map]Slate   [Map]
Coolville (OH)   [Map]North Hills   [Map]Vienna   [Map]
Kanawha   [Map]Parkers Towne   [Map]Washington   [Map]
Lubeck   [Map]Parkersburg   [Map]Williamstown   [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 first visit 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 - you should note 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 Richards Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Belmont County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfield County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Guernsey County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hocking County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Muskingum County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       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    
Gilmer 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    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1986803   (Name of Record: Richards Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Wood
Lat: 39.2645196     Lon: -81.6379055   [Map]
Elev: 266         Map Name: Little Hocking

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



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: 39.2645, Longitude: -81.6379     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Richards Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Richards 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 from . 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.

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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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