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Our Genealogical Helper for Altizer ...

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 Altizer (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 Altizer. 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 Altizer ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Altizer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Altizer, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Altizer.

Cemeteries Near Altizer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Altizer.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Woodmere Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WSW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Ridgelawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Guyandotte United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Boulevard Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rome - Proctorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Beulah Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCormacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Herrenkohl Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Harveytown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Chapel Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Forgey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Sulphur Burial Park   [Map]     
  E Mud River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pomaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brammey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baylous Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Langdon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Freewill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Spring Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plymale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Crescent Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perkins Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Allen 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 Altizer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Altizer.

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

Proctorville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Proctorville had a post office and no railroad service
Guyandotte   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 1,502 people
 - Guyandotte had a post office and railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Altizer
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
Bradrick (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Bradrick had a post office and no railroad service
Barboursville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,217 people in 2017)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
Huntington   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 10,108 people (with 47,079 people in 2017)
 - Huntington had a post office and railroad service
Rockwood (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Altizer
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Rockwood had a post office and no railroad service
Bartramville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Altizer
 - Bartramville 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 Altizer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Altizer 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 and doctors 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.

Altizer is located in Cabell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cabell County: Gallia (OH), Lawrence (OH), Lincoln, Mason, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Cabell     (The home county for Altizer)
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Layville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Carter (KY)
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grahn (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carter (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Shore (KY)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Portsmouth (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cadmus (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lizzie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scioto (OH)
      Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garden City (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wheelersburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sciotodale (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slocum (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrison Mills (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Boston (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Portsmouth (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Altizer:

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 Cabell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln 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    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup 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    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto 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 Cabell County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altizer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4159, Longitude: -82.3652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altizer 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 Altizer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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