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Our Genealogical Helper for Black Betsey ...

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 Black Betsey (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 Black Betsey. 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 Black Betsey ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Black Betsey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Black Betsey, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Black Betsey.

Cemeteries Near Black Betsey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Black Betsey.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fraizer Bottom Church 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 Black Betsey in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Black Betsey.

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

Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Black Betsey
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Black Betsey
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
 
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Black Betsey
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Black Betsey
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Black Betsey
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Black Betsey
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
 
Hugo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Black Betsey
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Confidence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Black Betsey
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Black Betsey
 - Rocky Fork 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 Black Betsey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Black Betsey 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 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 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.

Black Betsey is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

  DirectionDistance
Putnam     (The home county for Black Betsey)
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Poca   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Boone
      Emmons   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clay
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Kanawha
      Nitro   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mason
      Upland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Roane
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Black Betsey:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Black Betsey. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Black Betsey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Black Betsey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Betsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4998, Longitude: -81.8354     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Betsey 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Black Betsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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