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Arnett, West Virginia
(Raleigh County)

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The location of Arnett

Our Genealogy Helper for Arnett ...

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 Arnett (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 Arnett. 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.

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 and hospitals 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.

Arnett is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Arnett)
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Arnett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arnett.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Arnett covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins - Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burl Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Arnett ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arnett.

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

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 Arnett in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arnett.

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

Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arnett
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Arnett
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Arnett
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Arnett
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arnett
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Lester   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Arnett
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Arnett
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Arnett
 - McGraws 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 Arnett. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arnett in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Arnett:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arnett. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arnett

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8336, Longitude: -81.4299     [Map].

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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 Arnett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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