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Our Genealogical Helper for Bloomingrose ...

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 Bloomingrose (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 Bloomingrose. 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 Bloomingrose ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bloomingrose.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bloomingrose, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bloomingrose.

Cemeteries Near Bloomingrose ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bloomingrose.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SW Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Shepherd Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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

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

Comfort   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Bloomingrose
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Bloomingrose
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Bloomingrose
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bloomingrose
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bloomingrose
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bloomingrose
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bloomingrose
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Branch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bloomingrose
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office

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

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

Boone     (The home county for Bloomingrose)
      Eden   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Sharlow   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Comfort   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Racine   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Seth   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Johns   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hopkins Fork   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Malden   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Acme   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh 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    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomingrose. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1440, Longitude: -81.6342     [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 Bloomingrose, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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