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(Raleigh County, West Virginia)


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Our GPS coordinates for the William 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 seven sections:

The Location of the William Cemetery...

The William 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 William Cemetery

Lat:   37.8818°   (37° 52' 54")

Lon:   -81.2679°   (-81° 16' 4")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the William Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)<2>

Map of nearby cemeteries ...

The red map marker shows the location of the William Cemetery.

The blue marker shows the location of a cemetery. An index for the markers can be found to the right of the map.


 

  William Cemetery  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the William Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Raleigh County.

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

Beckley   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the Southeast (SE) of the William Cemetery
 
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Sophia   [Map]
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of the William Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 58 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the William Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Artie Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 
Athey Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Biggs Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the South (S) of the William Cemetery
 
Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the William Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77796<4>
 
Calfee Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2142081
 
Chambers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77981
 
Clay Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Cook Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Cottle Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78083
 
Daniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of the William Cemetery
 
Daniel Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Davis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<5>
 
Dillon Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the William Cemetery
 
Ellison Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Hodge Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 
Holly Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Lively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Lively Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Lucas Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Maynor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the William Cemetery
 
McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Meadows Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Moles Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 
Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William Cemetery
 
Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William Cemetery
 
Pax Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Peters Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Powers Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Shepard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the William Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the William Cemetery
 
Stover Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the William Cemetery
 
Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) of the William Cemetery
 
Taylor Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the William Cemetery
 
Thompson Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 
Turner Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the William Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80138
 
Tyree Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the William Cemetery
 
Williams Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the William Cemetery
 
Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the William Cemetery
 
Workman Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the William Cemetery
 
Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the William Cemetery
 
Wright Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) of the William Cemetery
 
Wriston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Wriston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County
 
Wriston Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of the William Cemetery
 - Located in Fayette County

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 26 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the William Cemetery.

Arnett   [Map]Fayetteville   [Map]Old Mill Village   [Map]
Beaver   [Map]Harper   [Map]Packsville   [Map]
Beckley   [Map]Harvey   [Map]Pax   [Map]
Bradley   [Map]Lester   [Map]Piney View   [Map]
Clifftop   [Map]Mabscott   [Map]Prosperity   [Map]
Coal City   [Map]MacArthur   [Map]Royal   [Map]
Crab Orchard   [Map]McDunn   [Map]Sophia   [Map]
Daniels   [Map]Mount Hope   [Map]Stanaford   [Map]
Fairdale   [Map]Oak Hill   [Map]Thurmond   [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 websites either 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 William Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bland County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles 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    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton 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    
Greenbrier 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      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 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,     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 William 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 William Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1549159   (Name of Record: William Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Raleigh
Lat: 37.8817785     Lon: -81.2678825   [Map]
Elev: 529         Map Name: Pax

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh 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: 37.8818, Longitude: -81.2679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the William Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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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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<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been unable to verify its accuracy, but are confident that we have placed the marker within a few hundred feet of the actual location. Typical reasons for being unable to verify a location is that it might be either overgrown or on private property. A physical visit will probably be needed to verify the location.

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