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Baileysville, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Baileysville ...

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 Baileysville (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 Baileysville. 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 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.

Baileysville is located in Wyoming County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wyoming County: Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo & Raleigh.

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

Wyoming     (The home county for Baileysville)
  Clear Fork   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Uno   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bud   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bim   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stark   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harts   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Man   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Omar   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Davy   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Musick   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lester   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harper   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pike (KY)
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McVeigh (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Russell (VA)
  Dye (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Russell (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richlands (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raven (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Baileysville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baileysville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Milty T Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cline Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Elk Trace Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Iaeger Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rex Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ritchie & Cline Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Baileysville ...

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 Baileysville.

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

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, Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Baileysville
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Baileysville
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Baileysville
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Pineville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Baileysville
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 599 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Rock View   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Baileysville
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Rock View had a post office and no railroad service
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baileysville
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Baileysville
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Baileysville
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring 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 Baileysville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baileysville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites of 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 - although 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 Baileysville:

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 Wyoming County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Wyoming County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Wyoming 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 Baileysville ...

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

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 Baileysville:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baileysville. 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- Baileysville) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baileysville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5894, Longitude: -81.6796     [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 Baileysville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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