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Baisden, West Virginia
(Logan County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Baisden ...

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 Baisden (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 Baisden. 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.

Baisden is located in Logan County.

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

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

Logan     (The home county for Baisden)
  Thompson Town   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Holden   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Hedgeview   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Man   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Banco   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Manila   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Turtle Creek   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harts   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  War   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Musick   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pie   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (KY)
  Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stanville (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tram (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harold (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ivel (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Banner (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dana (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grethel (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Allen (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Auxier (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dwale (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nero (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thelma (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Charley (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Canada (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Baisden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baisden.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tomblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Verner - Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sol Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Baisden ...

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 Baisden.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baisden, there are papers which were published within 2 miles [3.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baisden.

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

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Baisden
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Baisden
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baisden
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Baisden
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baisden
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Baisden
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Baisden
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Fourteen - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Baisden
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Baisden
 - 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 Baisden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baisden 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 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 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 Baisden:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Johnson County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Of Special Interest ...

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<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Baisden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baisden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8201, Longitude: -82.0287     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baisden 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 Baisden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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