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Our Genealogical Helper for Allen ...

So far, we have found very little information about Allen. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Allen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Allen, please Contact Us.

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 (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 Allen. 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 Allen ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allen, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allen.

Cemeteries Near Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Noah Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S DeHaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Goldsberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lunsard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers - Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yeager Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCallister Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fulks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ferrellsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goode Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bear Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Works Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mann Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dalton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Perrys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Varnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seites Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Family   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tawney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller 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.

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

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

Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Allen
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
Jenks   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allen
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
Fourteen - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
Myra   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
Cove Gap   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Griffithsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
Sweetland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Allen
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allen
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allen 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Allen is historic, it would have been located within present day Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Lincoln     (The home county for Allen)
      Harts   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Layville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lory   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Havana   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Omar   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Upland   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Musick   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pie   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pike (KY)
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sidney (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Varney (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 it should be mentioned 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:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Lincoln County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Lincoln 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
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About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Allen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1226, Longitude: -82.0754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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