Below is a list of cemeteries, past and present, located in Wayne County, West Virginia.
Transcriptions and some directions have been contributed by the individuals listed in the USGenWeb archives or on the pages to which the cemeteries are linked. If you have transcribed a cemetery and would like to have it included here,
please e-mail me.
It has been very difficult determining what cemeteries are in Wayne County because
there appear to be a number of them with the same names — for example, there are four Adkins Cemeteries,
all within the Nestlow census map district and there are a total of six Adkins Cemeteries within Wayne County!
The majority of those listed here were found using the United States Geological Survey (USGS) pages;
unfortunately a precise location could not be determined from those pages until/unless I use the longitude
and latitudes listed with each cemetery. The area listed in parenthesis after many of these is the area in
which the USGS says is a census map; it does not mean it is actually IN that community, but rather is in the
U.S. Census Bureau's map of that name. It usually means it is somewhat close to that community, but doesn't
tell us how close. There are 13 census map districts in Wayne County — Burnaugh, Catlettsburg, Kermit,
Kiahsville, Lavalette, Louisa, Nestlow, Prichard, Radnor, Ranger, Wayne, Webb, Wilsondale. All attempts have
been made to make sure these locations are accurate — as with other pages on this site, this is a work
in progress. As new information becomes available, it will be added.
For those cemetery transcriptions that come up in a text file, some are having trouble viewing them in columns or rows. I found that with any of the text files that don't show up formatted correctly, if you
highlight the text, copy (either on the menu or Ctrl-C) and move them to an e-mail (if you have Outlook Express or Outlook — HTML or Rich Text rather than Plain Text) or a Word Processing document, they are much easier to read.
Sources include United States Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior;
Wayne County Genealogical & Historical Society (WCGHS)
Index of Cemeteries — there are some photos
on their pages, but transcriptions are only available in the books offered there; Find-A-Grave.com,
where many partial transcripts, as well as some obituaries and photos were located; epodunk.com;
HomeTownLocator.com, www.interment.net, eachtown.com, wikipedia.org, and individual researchers. When a
cemetery has only one source, that source is listed at the end of the description. If multiple sources
confirmed the cemetery information, those sources are not listed individually. Keep in mind some of these
listings may be duplicates, for example, a listing from the WCGHS without a location may be the same cemetery
as that listed on Find-A-Grave or the USGS. I can usually match those from Find-A-Grave, the USGS, ePodunk,
etc. by the longitudes and latitudes; without those on the WCGHS lists, it is a bit harder. It is hoped
those with more knowledge of locations will let me know if I have listed a cemetery twice. Thanks!