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Our Genealogy Helper for Amelia ...

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 Amelia (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 Amelia. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Amelia is located in Kanawha County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Amelia)
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Three Mile [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Mile
      • Three Mile [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Mile
    • Coal Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fork
      • Coal Fork [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fork
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
  • Boone County
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharlow
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Ashford [Boone County]
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Elmira [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmira
      • Elmira [Braxton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmira have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmira
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
  • Clay County
    • Elkhurst [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhurst
      • Elkhurst [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhurst
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Widen [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widen
      • Widen [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Widen
  • Fayette County
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Kimberly [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
      • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carbon
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
  • Greenbrier County
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Kenna [Jackson County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<3>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • MacArthur [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for MacArthur
      • MacArthur [Raleigh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for MacArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for MacArthur<3>
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley

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

Newspapers Published in Amelia ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Amelia.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Amelia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Amelia.

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

  • Proctor Cemetery
  • Blakley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blakley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakley Cemetery
  • Ramsey Cemetery
  • Goodwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwin Cemetery
  • Ida Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ida Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ida Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida Cemetery
  • Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hill Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hinkle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinkle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinkle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hinkle Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkle Cemetery
    • Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Lewis Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lewis Cemetery
    • Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ward Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ward Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward Cemetery
    • Montgomery Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montgomery Memorial Park
      • Montgomery Memorial Park lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia.
      • Montgomery Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Montgomery Memorial Cemetery
      • Montgomery Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Memorial Park
    • O Dell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O Dell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O Dell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • O Dell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on O Dell Cemetery
    • Odell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Odell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Cemetery
    • Kennedy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennedy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kennedy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Cemetery
    • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
    • Woodland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodland Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Spangler [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
    • Spangler [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
  • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap
  • Kendalia [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendalia
    • Kendalia [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendalia
  • Gazil [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gazil
    • Gazil [Kanawha County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gazil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Belva [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belva
    • Belva [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belva had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belva
  • Dixie [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Amelia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Continue List ...
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crescent had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Odell [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
      • Odell [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Odell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
    • Lizemores [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizemores
      • Lizemores [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizemores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizemores
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
      • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Handley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Amelia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bank had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Eagle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Amelia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Amelia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Amelia.

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amelia) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2893, Longitude: -81.2959       In this case, the coordinates for Amelia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Amelia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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