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A visit to the Salem Cemetery ...

The location of the Salem 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 Salem Cemetery ...

The Salem Cemetery is located in Greenbrier County.

The county seat for Greenbrier County is located in Lewisburg. Lewisburg lies just to the north of the Salem Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Salem Cemetery

Lat:   37.7090°   (37° 42' 32")

Lon:   -80.4402°   (-80° 26' 24")

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 15 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> of the Salem Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]     Lewisburg   [Map]    
Anthony   [Map]     Richlands   [Map]    
Clendenenville   [Map]     Ronceverte   [Map]    
Fairlea   [Map]     Union   [Map]    
Fort Spring   [Map]     Unus   [Map]    
Frankford   [Map]     Vale   [Map]    
Frazier   [Map]     White Sulphur Springs   [Map]    
Hollywood   [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 Salem Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Greenbrier County.

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

Alderson   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Covington   [Map]
 - Located in Covington City (VA)
 - Lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the West (W) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the North (N) of the Salem Cemetery
 
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located in Craig County (VA)
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Ronceverte   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
Union   [Map]
 - Located in Monroe County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Southwest (SW) of the Salem Cemetery
 
White Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) of the Salem Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Salem Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Greenbrier 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

 
Bedford County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Covington City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Craig County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Roanoke City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Rockbridge County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
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Fayette County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Mercer County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Monroe County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
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Genealogy
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Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
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Summers County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
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Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Greenbrier 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 Greenbrier 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Salem Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Adwell Cemetery   [Map]

A large cemetery that lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Salem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #166015<3>

Coffman Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest (NW) of the Salem Cemetery

Dowdy Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Monroe County

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE) of the Salem Cemetery

Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Monroe County

A large cemetery that lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Salem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78498

Greenbrier Memorial Gardens   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Salem Cemetery

Hanger Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW) of the Salem Cemetery

Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Monroe County

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW) of the Salem Cemetery

Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west (W) of the Salem Cemetery

Morgan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles<2> to the north (N) of the Salem Cemetery

Old Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]

Located in Monroe County

The cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW) of the Salem Cemetery

Old Stone Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Salem Cemetery

Rosewood Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north (N) of the Salem Cemetery

Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79749

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the Salem 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 Salem Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586158   (Name of Record: Salem Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Greenbrier
Lat: 37.7090208     Lon: -80.4401685   [Map]
Map Name: Ronceverte

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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 Salem Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7090, Longitude: -80.4402     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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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