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Our Genealogy Helper for Allen Junction ...

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 Allen Junction (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Allen Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Allen Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Allen Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Allen Junction: Allen Jct. (or less commonly used: Allen Jctn.)

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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Allen Junction is located in Wyoming County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

  DirDistance
Wyoming     (The home county for Allen Junction)
  Mullens   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Bud   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Boone
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Janie   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Alderson   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vale   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Kanawha
  Carbon   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
McDowell
  Northfork   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  War   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Mercer
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
  Ballard   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Raleigh
  Rhodell   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Helen   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Allen Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen Junction.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Allen Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Bud Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Hickory Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Algoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Allen Junction ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allen Junction, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allen Junction.

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 Allen Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Allen Junction.

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

Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odd   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Odd had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allen Junction
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lester   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock View   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Allen Junction
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton 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 Allen Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allen Junction in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note that 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 Allen Junction:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

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

These pages are specific to Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Wyoming County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Wyoming 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 West Virginia
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5893, Longitude: -81.3507     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen Junction 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: findagrave.com.

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

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