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(Putnam County, West Virginia)


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The location of Showen Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Showen Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Showen 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 Showen Cemetery...

The Showen Cemetery is located in Putnam County. The county seat for Putnam County is located in Winfield.

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

Lat:   38.5120°   (38° 30' 43")

Lon:   -81.8370°   (-81° 50' 13")

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

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

Buffalo   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the Northwest (NW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Cross Lanes   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Dunbar   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Hurricane   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Nitro   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of the Showen Cemetery
 
South Charleston   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Showen Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 40 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Showen Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Asbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Asbury Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Bowles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Bowling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Britton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Center Point Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Clark Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Crank Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Goff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Grandview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Hodges Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Jones Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Lane Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Lanham Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Leadman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Lilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Middleton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Scott Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Smith Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Located in Kanawha County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Showen Cemetery
 
Winfield Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Showen Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 23 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Showen Cemetery.

Bancroft   [Map]Indian Village   [Map]Scott Village   [Map]
Buffalo   [Map]Jefferson   [Map]Sissonville   [Map]
Cross Lanes   [Map]Liberty   [Map]South Charleston   [Map]
Culloden   [Map]Nitro   [Map]Teays Valley   [Map]
Dunbar   [Map]Poca   [Map]Teays Village   [Map]
Eleanor   [Map]Raymond City   [Map]Tornado   [Map]
Fraziers Bottom   [Map]Rock Lake Village   [Map]Upland   [Map]
Hurricane   [Map]Saint Albans   [Map]Winfield   [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 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 Showen Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia 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    
Scioto 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    
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    
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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne 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 Putnam 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 Putnam 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 Showen 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 Showen Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #2586320   (Name of Record: Showen Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Putnam
Lat: 38.5120297     Lon: -81.8370215   [Map]
Map Name: Bancroft

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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: 38.5120, Longitude: -81.8370     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Showen Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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