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Our Genealogical Helper for Annfred ...

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 Annfred (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 Annfred. 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 Annfred ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Annfred.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Annfred, 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 Annfred.

Cemeteries Near Annfred ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Annfred.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blakley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunter Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  NW Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Good Shepherd Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Younger Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Montgomery Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hinkle 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 Annfred in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Annfred.

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

Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Annfred
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Kendalia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Annfred
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
East Bank   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Annfred
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
Spangler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Annfred
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Annfred
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
Odell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Annfred
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Annfred
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
Coalburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Annfred
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
Crown Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Annfred
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
Pond Gap   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Annfred
 - Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Gazil - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Annfred
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
Malden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Annfred
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Annfred
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Annfred. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Annfred 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 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.

Annfred is located in Kanawha County.

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 Annfred. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Annfred:

Kanawha     (The home county for Annfred)
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Malden   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Handley   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Racine   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Seth   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clem   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pax   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harper   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Annfred:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

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 in Annfred. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Annfred) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annfred. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3043, Longitude: -81.4137     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Annfred 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 Annfred, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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