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Our Genealogical Helper for Blue Sulphur ...

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 Blue Sulphur (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 Blue Sulphur. 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 Blue Sulphur ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Sulphur.

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

Cemeteries Near Blue Sulphur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Sulphur.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Mud River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Sulphur Burial Park   [Map]     
  W White Chapel Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapman Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Herrenkohl Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beulah Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ridgelawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baylous Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rome - Proctorville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guyandotte United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McCormacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boulevard Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Woodmere Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Greenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins - Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forgey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lundsford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Ridge 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 Blue Sulphur in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Blue Sulphur.

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

Barboursville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,217 people in 2017)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
Fudges Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Ona had a post office and railroad service
Cox Landing   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cox Landing had a post office and railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Blue Sulphur
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
Sarah   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Blue Sulphur
 - Sarah had a post office and no railroad service
Lesage   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Lesage had railroad service and no post office
Milton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 548 people (with 2,612 people in 2017)
 - Milton had a post office and railroad service
Athalia (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blue Sulphur
 - 1895 population of 199 people (with 361 people in 2017)
 - Athalia 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 Blue Sulphur. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blue Sulphur 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and 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.

Blue Sulphur is located in Cabell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cabell County: Gallia (OH), Lawrence (OH), Lincoln, Mason, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Cabell     (The home county for Blue Sulphur)
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Layville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Poca   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Carter (KY)
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cadmus (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lizzie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Scioto (OH)
      Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garden City (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wheelersburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sciotodale (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slocum (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Blue Sulphur:

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 Cabell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scioto 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 Cabell County
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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Sulphur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4154, Longitude: -82.2482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Sulphur 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 Blue Sulphur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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