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(Preston County, West Virginia)


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Profile for the Wilson Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Wilson 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 Wilson Cemetery...

The Wilson 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 Wilson Cemetery

Lat:   39.4381°   (39° 26' 17")

Lon:   -79.6648°   (-79° 39' 53")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Wilson 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 Wilson 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 Wilson Cemetery.

Brandonville   [Map]
 - Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the North (N) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located in Taylor County
 - Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Kingwood   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Newburg   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located in Garrett County (MD)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Terra Alta   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of the Wilson Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

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

All of the following cemeteries are located in Preston County.

Albright - St. Joe Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Arthurdale Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Beachy Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Beech Run Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Belleview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Blackwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Bolyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Burns Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Cobun Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Concord Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Deakins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Denver Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Dinkerberger Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Howesville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of the Wilson Cemetery
 - Location is estimated<4>
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2244623<5>
 
Kingwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Knotts Family Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Lenox Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Miller Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Pratt Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Riverview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Sanders Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
Watkins Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the Wilson Cemetery
 
West Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Wilson 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 Wilson Cemetery.

Albright   [Map]Kingwood   [Map]Red House (MD)   [Map]
Arthurdale   [Map]Loch Lynn Heights (MD)   [Map]Reedsville   [Map]
Aurora   [Map]Masontown   [Map]Rowlesburg   [Map]
Brandonville   [Map]Mountain Lake Park (MD)   [Map]Terra Alta   [Map]
Bruceton Mills   [Map]Newburg   [Map]Threefork Bridge   [Map]
Heathers Run   [Map]Oakland (MD)   [Map]Tunnelton   [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 start with 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 Wilson Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Preston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Allegany County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garrett County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Somerset County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Westmoreland County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hampshire County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hardy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monongalia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pendleton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tucker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1549212   (Name of Record: Wilson Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Preston
Lat: 39.4381473     Lon: -79.6647778   [Map]
Elev: 545         Map Name: Kingwood

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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: 39.4381, Longitude: -79.6648     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Wilson 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 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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<4>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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<5>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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