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The location of Shaffer Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Shaffer Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Shaffer 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 Shaffer Cemetery...

The Shaffer Cemetery is located in Jackson County. The county seat for Jackson County is located in Ripley.

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

Lat:   39.0342°   (39° 2' 3")

Lon:   -81.6165°   (-81° 36' 59")

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

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

Belpre   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (OH)
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Parkersburg   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located in Roane County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 77 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Shaffer Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Alexander Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Amos Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Anderson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Archer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77771<4>
 
Blair Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Boso Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Boso Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Boso Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Braham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Brown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Buckley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Buckley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Congrove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Deem Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Fleak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Flinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Flinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Ford Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Gaites Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Gant Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Gridley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Hall Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Hawk Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Howell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Hurd Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Jordan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Kent Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Lamps Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Limestone Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Logston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Lott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Mills Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Naylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<5>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79379
 
Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Phillips Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Rankin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Rardon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Rawson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Redbush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Rush Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Safreed Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Sandy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Sellers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Shafer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Slaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Slaven Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Springston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Staats Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Staats Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Stephens Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Swain Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Twomey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wirt County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Wade Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
White Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Shaffer Cemetery
 
Wigal Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Wood County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Shaffer Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 24 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Shaffer Cemetery.

Bashan (OH)   [Map]Greencastle   [Map]Peewee   [Map]
Belpre (OH)   [Map]Kanawha   [Map]Pleasant View   [Map]
Blennerhassett   [Map]Keno (OH)   [Map]Racine (OH)   [Map]
Burning Springs   [Map]Lubeck   [Map]Ravenswood   [Map]
Coolville (OH)   [Map]Mineral Acres   [Map]Redbush (OH)   [Map]
Elizabeth   [Map]Mineral Wells   [Map]Reedy   [Map]
Flatwoods   [Map]Odaville   [Map]Ripley   [Map]
Freeport   [Map]Parkersburg   [Map]Slate   [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 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 - 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 Shaffer Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jackson 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    
Hocking County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
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    
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    
Gilmer 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    
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    
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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 Shaffer 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 Shaffer Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1546604   (Name of Record: Shaffer Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jackson
Lat: 39.0342464     Lon: -81.6165153   [Map]
Elev: 278         Map Name: Rockport

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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: 39.0342, Longitude: -81.6165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Shaffer Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Shaffer 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 'point-to-point' distance from . 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>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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<5>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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