INFORMATION FOR GENEALOGISTS AND OTHER RESEARCHERS
Ward Cemetery is located in an unincorporated area of Kanawha County, West Virginia, approximately one mile northeast of the town of Cedar Grove. Cedar Grove is located in the Cabin Creek District of Kanawha County. To see a map and read more about the districts and towns of Kanawha County, West Virginia, see THIS PAGE.
Some death certificates found on the West Virginia Culture and History website only name Ward, WV, or Cedar Grove, WV, as the burial place instead of naming a specific cemetery. This can make it difficult to determine which cemetery is the correct burial location for someone. Many researchers assume if a death certificate says Ward, WV, or Cedar Grove, WV, as the burial place, it indicates burial in Ward Cemetery. This is not always the case. Mount Lewis Cemetery is also located in the Ward, WV, area and is within walking distance of Ward Cemetery (0.3 miles). Some death certificates found on the West Virginia Culture and History website also name the burial place as Ward, West Virginia, and Cedar Grove, West Virginia, for people buried in Mount Lewis Cemetery. Many years ago the Mount Lewis Cemetery was associated with the Mount Lewis Baptist Church. The mailing address for this area of Kanawha County has been both Ward, WV and Cedar Grove, WV, at different times in the area's history. Ward Cemetery and Mount Lewis Cemetery are both located outside of the Cedar Grove town limits, about one mile northeast of the town of Cedar Grove.
If the death certificate indicates the burial place is Cedar Grove, WV, without naming a specific cemetery, then there are four possible cemeteries that the person could have been buried in...Woodland Cemetery, Virginia's Chapel Cemetery, Ward Cemetery, and Mount Lewis Cemetery. Woodland Cemetery and Virginia's Chapel Cemetery are both located within the Cedar Grove town limits. So if only a burial place is listed on the death certificate without the name of a specific cemetery, then additional research (such as obtaining a headstone photo or obituary) would be necessary to confirm the correct burial location.