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(Monroe County, West Virginia)


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The location of Swope Cemetery

 
 

Profile for the Swope Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Swope 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 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)<2>

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]<3> 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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 12 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles 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 25 communities are within 20 miles [32.2 km] of the Swope Cemetery.

Alderson   [Map]Frazier   [Map]Oakvale   [Map]
Athens   [Map]Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]
Ballard   [Map]Hinton   [Map]Pembroke (VA)   [Map]
Bellepoint   [Map]Hollywood   [Map]Peterstown   [Map]
Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]Jumping Branch   [Map]Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]
Bluff City (VA)   [Map]McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]Ronceverte   [Map]
Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]Merrimac (VA)   [Map]Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]
Forest Hill   [Map]Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]Union   [Map]
Fort Spring   [Map]Narrows (VA)   [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 visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project 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     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Alleghany County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Botetourt County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Carroll County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Covington City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Franklin County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Roanoke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Salem City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search       USGenWeb    
Southampton County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monroe 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: 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).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Swope 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from . 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.

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