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Baden, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Baden ...

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 Baden (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 Baden. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Mason     (The home county for Baden)
  Leon   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mason   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson (OH)
  Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Washington (OH)
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Baden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baden.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Baden ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baden, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baden.

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 in 1895, Baden had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Gunville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Baden
 - Gunville had a post office and no railroad service
Providence   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Baden
 - Providence had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huntsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baden
 - Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
Rollins   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Baden
 - Rollins had a post office and no railroad service
Angerona   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Angerona had a post office and railroad service
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
Cottageville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Cottageville had a post office and railroad service
Millwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Millwood had a post office and no railroad service
School House - Historic   [Map]
 - While School House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - School House had a post office and railroad service
Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Baden
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service

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

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Baden ...

While our initial data about Baden came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Baden 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 Baden.

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 Baden:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Baden. See our Misc Page for Baden for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7986, Longitude: -81.8876     [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 Baden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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