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Profile for the Zion Cemetery ...

Our GPS coordinates for the Zion 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 Zion Cemetery...

The Zion Cemetery is located in Jefferson County. The county seat for Jefferson County is located in Charles Town.

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

Lat:   39.2890°   (39° 17' 20")

Lon:   -77.8561°   (-77° 51' 21")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the Zion 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 Zion Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Jefferson County.

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

Berryville   [Map]
 - Located in Clarke County (VA)
 - Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Brunswick   [Map]
 - Located in Frederick County (MD)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Charles Town   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Harpers Ferry   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Martinsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Purcellville   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Ranson   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Sharpsburg   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (MD)
 - Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Shepherdstown   [Map]
 - Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 32 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles of the Zion Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

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

Bethel Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (MD)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Bolivar Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Buckles - Reverend Black Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Chestnut Hill Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Crums Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Clarke County (VA)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Ebenezer Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Elk Branch Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Fairview Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Franklintown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Harper Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Hillsboro Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Zion Cemetery
 - Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #164671<4>
 
Hillsboro United Methodist Church Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
James M Van Metre Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Jamestown Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Johnsontown Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Kabletown Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Kearneysville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Mt. Moriah Cemetery (MD)   [Map]
 - Located in Washington County (MD)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Mt. Olivet Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Pleasant View Memory Gardens   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Prospect Hall - Edwards - Hunsicker Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of the Zion Cemetery
 
St. James Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Salem Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Loudoun County (VA)
 - Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Silver Grove Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Stones Chapel Cemetery (VA)   [Map]
 - Located in Clarke County (VA)
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Uvilla Cemetery   [Map]
 - Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Vancleveville Cemetery   [Map]
 - Located in Berkeley County
 - Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) of the Zion Cemetery
 
Washington Burial Ground   [Map]
 - Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) of the Zion Cemetery

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

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 27 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Zion Cemetery.

Arden   [Map]Bunker Hill   [Map]Lovettsville (VA)   [Map]
Baker Heights   [Map]Charles Town   [Map]Lower Town   [Map]
Bardane   [Map]Gaylord (VA)   [Map]Martinsburg   [Map]
Berryville (VA)   [Map]Harpers Ferry   [Map]Purcellville (VA)   [Map]
Bloomery   [Map]Hillsboro (VA)   [Map]Ranson   [Map]
Bolington (VA)   [Map]Inwood   [Map]Rosemont (MD)   [Map]
Bolivar   [Map]Jefferson Village   [Map]Round Hill (VA)   [Map]
Brownsville (MD)   [Map]Kabletown   [Map]Scrabble   [Map]
Brunswick (MD)   [Map]Knoxville (MD)   [Map]Sharpsburg (MD)   [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 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 Zion Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

These pages are specific to Jefferson 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    
Carroll County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Frederick County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County (MD):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Adams County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bedford County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County (PA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Arlington County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarke County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Culpeper County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfax City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Fairfax County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Falls Church City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Fauquier County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Frederick County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Loudoun County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Manassas City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Page County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prince William County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rappahannock County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shenandoah County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Winchester City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search        
Berkeley 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    
Mineral County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #1727815   (Name of Record: Zion Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Jefferson
Lat: 39.2889903     Lon: -77.8561063   [Map]
Elev: 169         Map Name: Charles Town

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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: 39.2890, Longitude: -77.8561     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Due to various mapping and measurement errors, the location we give for Zion 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 that begins in . A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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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