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The location of Swope Cemetery









A visit to the Swope Cemetery ...

The location of the Swope 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 Swope Cemetery ...

The Swope Cemetery is located in Monroe County. The county seat for Monroe County is located in Union.

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

Lat:   37.4771°   (37° 28' 37")

Lon:   -80.6312°   (-80° 37' 52")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

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

Ballard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Ballard - Harvey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Bradley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Broyles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Chambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Dropping Lick Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Fortner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Karnes Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Kire Community Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Giles County (VA)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Lively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Reed Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Giles County (VA)
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Swope Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Swope Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]     Jumping Branch   [Map]    
Athens   [Map]     McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]    
Ballard   [Map]     Merrimac (VA)   [Map]    
Bellepoint   [Map]     Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]    
Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     Narrows (VA)   [Map]    
Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     Oakvale   [Map]    
Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]    
Forest Hill   [Map]     Pembroke (VA)   [Map]    
Fort Spring   [Map]     Peterstown   [Map]    
Frazier   [Map]     Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]    
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     Ronceverte   [Map]    
Hinton   [Map]     Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]    
Hollywood   [Map]     Union   [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 Swope Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Monroe County.

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

Alderson   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Blacksburg   [Map]
 - Located in Montgomery County (VA)
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located in Summers County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Pearisburg   [Map]
 - Located in Giles County (VA)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Ronceverte   [Map]
 - Located in Greenbrier County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Swope Cemetery
 
Union   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Swope Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Swope Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bedford County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Botetourt County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carroll County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
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
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Roanoke County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Salem City (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
 
Southampton County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Swope 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 Swope Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1553167   (Name of Record: Swope Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Monroe
Lat: 37.4770677     Lon: -80.6311806   [Map]
Elev: 625         Map Name: Lindside

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

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.

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Swope Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4771, Longitude: -80.6312     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Swope Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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