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Our Genealogical Helper for Boone ...

So far, we have found very little information about Boone. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Boone to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Boone, please Contact Us.




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 Boone (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 Boone. 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 Boone ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boone, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boone.

Cemeteries Near Boone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boone.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Amick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Shuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  E Rider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Layland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Lookout 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.

While we didn't find Boone in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Boone.

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

Caperton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Boone
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nuttalburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Boone
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Sewell - Historic   [Map]
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Boone
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Lookout   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Boone
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clifftop   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Boone
 - Clifftop 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 Boone. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Boone 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Boone is historic, it would have been located within present day Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  DirectionDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Boone)
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Boone
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Hines   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Vale   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Kanawha
      Handley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Monroe
      Union   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Raleigh
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Summers
      Hinton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Webster
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Boone:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Fayette 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 Fayette 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Boone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Boone. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0340, Longitude: -81.0079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boone.