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Arnoldsburg, West Virginia

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arnoldsburg ...

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 Arnoldsburg (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 Arnoldsburg. 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 Arnoldsburg ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arnoldsburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arnoldsburg, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arnoldsburg.

Cemeteries Near Arnoldsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arnoldsburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKown 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Arnoldsburg had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Beech   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Beech had a post office and no railroad service
Altizer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
Pink   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
Minnora   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Arnoldsburg
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Linden   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
Hur   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arnoldsburg
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
Rocksdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arnoldsburg
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
Staten   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Arnoldsburg
 - Staten 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 Arnoldsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arnoldsburg 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 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.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Arnoldsburg)
      Orma   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Malden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Arnoldsburg:

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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arnoldsburg ...

While our initial data for Arnoldsburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Arnoldsburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Arnoldsburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Arnoldsburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Arnoldsburg.
      See our Misc Page for Arnoldsburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arnoldsburg. 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 Arnoldsburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arnoldsburg) 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 Arnoldsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arnoldsburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnoldsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7891, Longitude: -81.1286     [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 Arnoldsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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