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The location of West Cemetery









A visit to the West Cemetery ...

The location of the West 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 West Cemetery ...

The West Cemetery is located in Preston County. The county seat for Preston County is located in Kingwood.

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

Lat:   39.3854°   (39° 23' 7")

Lon:   -79.7406°   (-79° 44' 26")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 23 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the West Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Preston County.

Bethel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the West Cemetery
 
Bolyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the West Cemetery
 
Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery
 
Cobun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 
Deakins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery
 
Denver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Dinkerberger Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the West Cemetery
 
Howesville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<3>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2244623<4>
 
Hunt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Kingwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 
Knotts Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the West Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the West Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery
 
Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the West Cemetery
 
Pratt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 
Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the West Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery
 
Union Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the West Cemetery
 
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the West Cemetery
 
Wilson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the West Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 17 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the West Cemetery.

Albright   [Map]     Masontown   [Map]    
Arthurdale   [Map]     Newburg   [Map]    
Aurora   [Map]     Red House (MD)   [Map]    
Fetterman   [Map]     Reedsville   [Map]    
Grafton   [Map]     Rowlesburg   [Map]    
Heathers Run   [Map]     Terra Alta   [Map]    
Hebron   [Map]     Threefork Bridge   [Map]    
Kingwood   [Map]     Tunnelton   [Map]    
Knottsville   [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 West Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Preston County.

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

Brandonville   [Map]
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 
Fetterman   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Kingwood   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the West Cemetery
 
Morgantown   [Map]
 - Located in Monongalia County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the West Cemetery
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the West Cemetery
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of the West Cemetery
 
Parsons   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South (S) of the West Cemetery
 
Terra Alta   [Map]
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the West Cemetery
 
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located in Tucker County
 - Lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the West Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 West Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegany County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Garrett County (MD):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greene County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Somerset County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Westmoreland County (PA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Barbour County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Doddridge County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hampshire County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hardy County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Harrison County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lewis County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marshall County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mineral County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monongalia County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pendleton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Randolph County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Taylor County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tucker County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tyler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Upshur County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wetzel County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1548922   (Name of Record: West Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Preston
Lat: 39.3853718     Lon: -79.7406171   [Map]
Elev: 625         Map Name: Kingwood

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Preston 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 West Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3854, Longitude: -79.7406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the West Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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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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