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Our Genealogical Helper for Blundon ...

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 Blundon (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 Blundon. 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 Blundon ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blundon.

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

Cemeteries Near Blundon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blundon.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Sissonville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Larch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WNW Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reamer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parsons 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Blundon had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Island Branch   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Blundon
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Kettle   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blundon
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Blundon
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
Carney - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Blundon
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
Legg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Blundon
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
Mattie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mattie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Blundon
 - Mattie had a post office and no railroad service
Cicerone   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Blundon
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
Sissonville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Blundon
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville 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 Blundon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Blundon 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Blundon is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Blundon)
      Aarons   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eden   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Racine   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Blundon:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason 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    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia 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 Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Blundon ...

While our initial data for Blundon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Blundon 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 Blundon.

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 Blundon:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Blundon.
      See our Misc Page for Blundon for more information.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blundon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5401, Longitude: -81.5207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blundon 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 Blundon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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