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Our Genealogical Helper for Acup ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Acup (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Acup. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Acup ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acup.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acup, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acup.

Cemeteries Near Acup ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acup.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Acup covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Roark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cornett Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lotts Creek United Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Englewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Upper Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Balis Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curt Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Solomon Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Madden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Caudill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE James D Caudill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dickson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miles Back Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Whitaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Witaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Christon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Neace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Days Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richard Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Isom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Horse Mill Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carr Fork Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adam Terry Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Acup in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Acup.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Acup, with the one closest to Acup listed first.

Sassafras   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Acup
 - Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
Viper   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Acup
 - Viper had a post office and no railroad service
Hazard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Acup
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 5,090 people in 2017)
 - Hazard had a post office and no railroad service
Dwarf   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Acup
 - Dwarf had a post office and no railroad service
Indian Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Acup
 - Indian Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
Jeremiah   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Acup
 - Jeremiah had a post office and no railroad service
Hindman   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Acup
 - Hindman had a post office and no railroad service
Roxana   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Acup
 - Roxana had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Acup. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Acup in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Acup is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Breathitt, Clay, Harlan, Knott, Leslie, Letcher & Owsley.

Below are the counties that are near Acup. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Acup:

Perry     (The home county for Acup)
      Happy   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Scuddy   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Vicco   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Jeff   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Viper   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hardburly   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hazard   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bulan   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Combs   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cornettsville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dwarf   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bonnyman   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Avawam   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stoney Fork   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rella   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sims Fork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kettle Island   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clayhole   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Whick   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kragon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Quicksand   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rousseau   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wolverine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bays   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Lick   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakdale   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vancleve   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eriline   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oneida   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goose Rock   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Garrard   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fall Rock   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hima   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sextons Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dema   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wheelwright   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bypro   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lackey   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wayland   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Weeksbury   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Garrett   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hi Hat   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hueysville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Wheelwright Junction   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Melvin   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McDowell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Minnie   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Laurel   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cumberland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Totz   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Benham   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynch   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Closplint   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Putney   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Darkmont   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Short Town   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dizney   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evarts   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Holmes Mill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bledsoe   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Asa   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Denver   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sassafras   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Emmalena   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fisty   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Littcarr   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Redfox   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Carrie   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hindman   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leburn   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pine Top   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vest   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pippa Passes   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kite   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scalf   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athol   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lone   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tallega   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Helens   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vada   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smilax   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wooton   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Yeaddiss   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wendover   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Confluence   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hyden   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hoskinston   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Stinnett   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Thousandsticks   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Asher   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chappell   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sizerock   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Essie   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blackey   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hallie   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Letcher   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jeremiah   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Isom   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Roxana   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hot Spot   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Colson   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Uz   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bellcraft   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gordon   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Linefork   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Whitesburg   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Gunlock   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gapville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Royalton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marshallville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ova   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salyersville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elsie   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Edna   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falcon   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Painters Lick   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cannel City   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mistletoe   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ricetown   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lerose   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Southfork   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Island City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Myra   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dorton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jonancy   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Virgie   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Robinson Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hellier   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lookout   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blair Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fords Branch   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mayo Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashcamp   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal Run Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pikeville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belknap   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethany   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lee City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Darwin (VA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lee (VA)
      Darnell Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Keokee (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Charles (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dryden (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pennington Gap (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fleenortown (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jonesville (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rose Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Norton City (VA)
      Norton (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scott (VA)
      Duffield (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lano (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wise (VA)
      Pound (VA)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Appalachia (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kent Junction (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Stone Gap (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Stone Gap (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamilton town (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wise (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coeburn (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Acup, see our County-by-County Page for Acup.

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 or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Acup:

These websites are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kentucky to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Breathitt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harlan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Knox County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leslie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Letcher County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Owsley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wolfe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Norton City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search      
Scott County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Wise County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Kentucky     Cemetery Wiki for Kentucky
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Perry 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 Kentucky
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Perry County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Acup. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Acup) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Acup. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Acup

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acup. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2228, Longitude: -83.1023     [Map].

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<2>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:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Acup, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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