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Our Genealogical Helper for Antler ...

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 Antler (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 Antler. 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 Antler ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Antler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Antler, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Antler.

Cemeteries Near Antler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Antler.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Iaeger Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Old Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Rockhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Deskins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Atwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Riffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lomax 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.<2>

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

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

Baileysville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Antler
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Antler
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 619 people in 2016)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Antler
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bradshaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Antler
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powhatan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Antler
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Kyle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Antler
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Algoma   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Antler
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Antler
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Antler
 - Sun Hill 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 Antler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Antler 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Antler is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

  DirectionDistance
McDowell     (The home county for Antler)
      Davy   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      War   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Boone
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bim   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stark   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kohlsaat   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Fayette
      Pax   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
      Mallory   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Man   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mercer
      Coopers   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Edison   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mingo
      Baisden   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Musick   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Raleigh
      Rhodell   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wyoming
      Baileysville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Pike (KY)
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McVeigh (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Russell (VA)
      Dye (VA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Honaker (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Smyth (VA)
      Allison Gap (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cardwell Town (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Saltville (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Raven (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

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 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 Antler:

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 McDowell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Smyth County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell 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 McDowell County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of McDowell 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4534, Longitude: -81.6237     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Antler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Antler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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