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The location of Wildwood Cemetery









A visit to the Wildwood Cemetery ...

The location of the Wildwood 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 Wildwood Cemetery ...

The Wildwood Cemetery is located in Raleigh County. The county seat for Raleigh County is located in Beckley.

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

Lat:   37.7734°   (37° 46' 24")

Lon:   -81.1723°   (-81° 10' 20")

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

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 28 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the Wildwood Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Raleigh County.

Aliff Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77796<3>
 
Calfee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2142081
 
Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Clay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Clay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Crook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Daniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 
Hall Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Location is estimated
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1995830
 
Plumley Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Russ Lilly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2573093
 
St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Teel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2442963
 
Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80138
 
W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
William Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Wildwood Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 21 communities are within Less than 2 miles of the Wildwood Cemetery.

Beaver   [Map]     Mount Hope   [Map]    
Beckley   [Map]     Old Mill Village   [Map]    
Bradley   [Map]     Piney View   [Map]    
Clifftop   [Map]     Prosperity   [Map]    
Coal City   [Map]     Royal   [Map]    
Crab Orchard   [Map]     Shady Spring   [Map]    
Daniels   [Map]     Sophia   [Map]    
Harper   [Map]     Stanaford   [Map]    
Lester   [Map]     Tilden   [Map]    
Mabscott   [Map]     Tolleys   [Map]    
MacArthur   [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 Wildwood Cemetery. The following communities are located in Raleigh County.

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

Beckley   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the East (E) of the Wildwood Cemetery
 
Sophia   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Wildwood Cemetery

Websites to help with your genealogy research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch 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 - 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 Wildwood Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bland County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Craig 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

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
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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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 Wildwood 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 Wildwood Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1549142   (Name of Record: Wildwood Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Raleigh
Lat: 37.7734482     Lon: -81.1723217   [Map]
Elev: 730         Map Name: Beckley

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Wildwood Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7734, Longitude: -81.1723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Wildwood Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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