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(Roane County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Ritchea Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Ritchea 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 Ritchea Cemetery...

The Ritchea Cemetery is located in Roane County. The county seat for Roane County is located in Spencer.

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

Lat:   38.6031°   (38° 36' 11")

Lon:   -81.3868°   (-81° 23' 12")

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

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

Charleston   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Clay   [Map]
 - Located in Clay County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North (N) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
South Charleston   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of the Ritchea Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 78 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Ritchea Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Amma Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Armstead Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Ashley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Bird Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North (N) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Carper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Casey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Chandler Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Criner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Cummings Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2558225<5>
 
Curtis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Deverick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Donahue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Droddy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Gandee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Gandee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Green Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Groves Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hascue Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Holbert Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78712
 
Hunt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hunt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Hunt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Jackson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Keffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Keffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Kelley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Larch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Looney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Lowe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Morgan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Myers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Nida Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Nida Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Noel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Parker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Patton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Pauley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Paxton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Payne Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79520
 
Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Sergent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Shafer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Shaver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Sheets Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Staats Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Summers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Ritchea Cemetery
 
Whited Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Ritchea Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 22 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Ritchea Cemetery.

Aarons   [Map]Elkview   [Map]Orma   [Map]
Airport Village   [Map]Flint Town   [Map]Pinch   [Map]
Arnoldsburg   [Map]Hartland   [Map]Reedy   [Map]
Charleston   [Map]Kanawha City   [Map]Ripley   [Map]
Cicerone   [Map]Kentuck   [Map]Sissonville   [Map]
Clay   [Map]Liberty   [Map]Spencer   [Map]
Clendenin   [Map]Malden   [Map]Valley Fork   [Map]
Coal Fork   [Map]Mudfork   [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 turn to 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 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 Ritchea Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Roane 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    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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    
Clay 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    
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      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
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 Roane 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 Roane 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 Ritchea 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 Ritchea Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1545762   (Name of Record: Ritchea Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Roane
Lat: 38.6031495     Lon: -81.3867871   [Map]
Elev: 341         Map Name: Kettle

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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: 38.6031, Longitude: -81.3868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Ritchea Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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<5>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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