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Our Genealogical Helper for Anchor ...

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 Anchor (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 Anchor. 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 Anchor ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Anchor, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Anchor.

Cemeteries Near Anchor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Anchor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Workman Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Willie Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Campbell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zatto Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Stacy Belle Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Baisden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hainer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dent Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stolling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Sander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ball - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Canterberry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hill Family   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Gore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hager Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Rufus C. Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Miller / Patrick Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Verner - Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baldwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Burwell Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Billups Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Rathburn Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Varnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Kentucky Knoll Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Lucas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Family Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Boone Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Tawney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perrys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Smoot   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Allen Cemetery (Holly Hills)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mobley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE W.H. Turley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Smoot Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lily Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW DeHaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrellsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peterson 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 Anchor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Anchor.

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

Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Anchor
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Anchor
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Anchor
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anchor
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
Danville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anchor
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Anchor
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Anchor
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Anchor
 - Van 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 Anchor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Anchor 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Anchor is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

Boone     (The home county for Anchor)
      Manila   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Havana   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Powell Creek   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Washington Heights   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acme   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union City   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pie   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Musick   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
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    
McDowell 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    
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    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9970, Longitude: -81.9151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchor 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 Anchor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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