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From: Dennis Brubaker <>
Subject: [WVWEBSTE] Cemeteries and Maps
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 07:32:53 -0400
I've been reading the discussion of cemeteries and maps with great
interest. I'm no expert but do train a beginner's course in map reading
for the Girl Scouts. On a U.S. Geological Survey map, a cemetery is
usually shown as a box of broken lines with CEM beside of it. This is kind
of hard to describe. It looks something like this:
CEM _CEM ___
|_| | + | (large cemetery)
A large cemetery, such as the Handschumaker Cemetery in Cowen, is
identified by name. When working with topographical maps, keep in mind
that these are made from photos taken from a plane. If the cemetery isn't
visible or can't be identified as a cemetery, it may not appear on the maps.
I have found it helpful to get a county highway map from the WV Department
of Transportation and use it with the topo maps. I found a couple of
cemeteries shown on the county highway map of Webster County that didn't
show up on the topo maps.
To get topo maps, check with local stores that deal with hiking and
backpacking equipment. They may also sell the highway maps. Also check
with your local Department of Highways office for the maps.
For help with cleaning cemeteries, don't forget your local Girl Scouts.
The older girls are required to do service projects with every badge. Also
look in your area for a Civil Air Patrol group. Check with your local high
school. The high schools here in Putnam County (WV) are making a big push
to get the kids to do community service.
I'll be out of town until the end of the week but if anyone needs help in
locating maps of WV, just let me know and I'll get back to you.
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