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Our Genealogical Helper for Board ...

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 Board (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 Board. 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 Board ...

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 77 newspapers that have been published in the area around Board.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Board, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Board.

Cemeteries Near Board ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Board.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clifton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Columbia Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Minersville Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WSW Lone Oak Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  SSW Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adamsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleport Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shuler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gravel Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roush Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rife Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rothgeb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Maddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hiland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brick 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 Board in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Board.

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

Letart   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Letart had a post office and railroad service
Letart Falls (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Letart Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Sassafras   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Board
 - Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
Plants (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Board
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Plants had a post office and no railroad service
Flatrock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Board
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Flatrock had a post office and no railroad service
Antiquity (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Antiquity had a post office and no railroad service
School House - Historic   [Map]
 - While School House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - School House had a post office and railroad service
Apple Grove (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Racine (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 820 people (with 653 people in 2017)
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
New Haven   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Board
 - 1895 population of 595 people (with 1,499 people in 2017)
 - New Haven had a post office and railroad service
Oldtown - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oldtown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Board
 - Oldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Millwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Board
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Millwood 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 Board. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Board 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.

Board is located in Mason County.

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

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

Mason     (The home county for Board)
      New Haven   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baden   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Truetown (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coalton (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jackson (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dundas (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McArthur (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 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 Board:

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell 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    
Putnam 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    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       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    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Mason County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mason 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Board. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9104, Longitude: -81.9715     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Board 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 Board, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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