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Our Genealogical Helper for Ash ...

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 Ash (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 Ash. 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 Ash ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ash.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ash, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ash.

Cemeteries Near Ash ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ash.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  W Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wyoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirkland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rothgeb 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 Ash in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ash.

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

Rollins   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ash
 - Rollins had a post office and no railroad service
Flatrock   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ash
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Flatrock had a post office and no railroad service
Ambrosia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ash
 - Ambrosia had a post office and no railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ash
 - Brighton had a post office and railroad service
Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ash
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
Letart Falls (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ash
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Letart Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Letart   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ash
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Letart had a post office and railroad service
Couch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ash
 - Couch 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 Ash. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ash 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 hospitals and 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.

Ash is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

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

Mason     (The home county for Ash)
      Leon   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coalton (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jackson (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Scioto (OH)
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McArthur (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Ash:

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell 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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton 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 Mason County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mason 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 ...

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About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8326, Longitude: -81.9735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ash 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 Ash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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