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Bald Knob, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Bald Knob ...

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 Bald Knob (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 Bald Knob. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bald Knob is located in Boone County.

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

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

Boone     (The home county for Bald Knob)
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Greenwood   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Rocklick   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bob White   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Davy   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Helen   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Uno   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pike (KY)
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Bald Knob ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bald Knob.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Burl Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins - Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E William Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Bald Knob ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bald Knob.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bald Knob, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bald Knob.

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, Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bald Knob
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bald Knob
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bald Knob
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Bald Knob
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bald Knob
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bald Knob
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Bald Knob
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bald Knob
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Bald Knob
 - Nelson 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 Bald Knob. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bald Knob in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from 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 Bald Knob:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     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 Boone County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Boone 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 Bald Knob ...

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

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 Bald Knob:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bald Knob. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8717, Longitude: -81.6353     [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 Bald Knob, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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