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Garfield, Ohio
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Our Genealogical Helper for Garfield ...

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 Garfield (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 Garfield. 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 Garfield ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Garfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Garfield, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Garfield.

Cemeteries Near Garfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Garfield.

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 Garfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Sell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Coalton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mathers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Exline Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glen Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Big Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Licks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Byers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Landrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rockwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keenan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crosby Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Dole Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ridgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Hamden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tripp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tennant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glassburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shoemaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Limerick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Old Bunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Puritan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cassill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Randerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Buckeye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martindill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wyckoff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brocke Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Log Pile Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Masters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pattonsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sigler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Culp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jacobs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winchester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boblett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Salt Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Chapel 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 Garfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Garfield.

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

Chapman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Garfield
 - Chapman had a post office and railroad service
Glen Roy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garfield
 - 1895 population of 760 people
 - Glen Roy had a post office and railroad service
Ironton Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Garfield
 - Ironton Junction had railroad service and no post office
Leo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Garfield
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Leo had a post office and no railroad service
Wellston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Garfield
 - 1895 population of 4,377 people (with 5,526 people in 2017)
 - Wellston had a post office and railroad service
Richland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Garfield
 - Richland had a post office and no railroad service
Byer   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Garfield
 - 1895 population of 182 people
 - Byer had a post office and railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Garfield
 - 1895 population of 4,320 people (with 6,252 people in 2017)
 - Jackson had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Garfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Garfield 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Garfield is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Gallia, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto & Vinton.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Garfield)
      Coalton   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Wellston   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Ray   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pattonsville   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blackfork Junction   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Albany   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nelsonville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      The Plains   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chauncey   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carsey Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buchtel   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liars Corner - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Nebo - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greens Run   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Truetown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Revenge - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stoutsville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sugar Grove   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amanda   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmont - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tarhe Town - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alice   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ewington   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vinton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rio Grande   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mills Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cheshire   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carlton   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallipolis   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bladen   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Laurelville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Candy Town   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Run   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Murray City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Pittsburg   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Town   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andis   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanging Rock   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ironton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rutland   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomas Village   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middleport   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pomeroy   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Syracuse   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Racine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bashan   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Keno   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Straitsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shawnee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hemlock   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tarlton   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thacher   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan Elm Village   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Circleville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Knollwood Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Sinai   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bristol Village   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greggs   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Waverly City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shyville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Piketon   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Riverdale   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Spellman Crossing   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Schooley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adelphi   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chillicothe   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riton - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Fork Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Knockemstiff - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andersonville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lattaville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frankfort   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roxabell   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bainbridge   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Webster   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrison Mills   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Purdy Corners   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lucasville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slocum   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sciotodale   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wheelersburg   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Boston   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rosemount   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arion   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Portsmouth   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hamden   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Dundas   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wilkesville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Zaleski   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hope - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moonville - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Greenup (KY)
      South Shore (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Portsmouth (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lewis (KY)
      Firebrick (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mason (WV)
      Mason (WV)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Henderson (WV)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Point Pleasant (WV)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartford City (WV)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Haven (WV)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Garfield:

These websites are specific to Ohio:

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 Ohio to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Athens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fairfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hocking County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickaway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County (WV):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Ohio:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Ohio

About Jackson County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Ohio:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Garfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Garfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1237, Longitude: -82.6199     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Garfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Garfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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