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Our Genealogical Helper for Annamoriah ...

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 Annamoriah (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 Annamoriah. 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 Annamoriah ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Annamoriah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Annamoriah, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Annamoriah.

Cemeteries Near Annamoriah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Annamoriah.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Maze Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCrae Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sixteen Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hartley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cloverleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Twist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Good Hope 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 Annamoriah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Annamoriah.

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

Creston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Creston had a post office and no railroad service
Bigbend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 89 people
 - Bigbend had a post office and no railroad service
Munday   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Annamoriah
 - Munday had a post office and no railroad service
Richardson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Annamoriah
 - Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
Hur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Annamoriah
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
Burning Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 542 people
 - Burning Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Rocksdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
Freed   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Annamoriah
 - Freed had a post office and no railroad service
Evelyn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Evelyn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Evelyn had a post office and no railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Annamoriah
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard 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 Annamoriah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Annamoriah 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 hospitals and 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.

Annamoriah is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Annamoriah)
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Annamoriah:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun 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 ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Annamoriah. 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 that starts in Annamoriah. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Annamoriah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annamoriah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9406, Longitude: -81.2271     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Annamoriah 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 Annamoriah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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