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Our Genealogical Helper for Bowen ...

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 Bowen (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 Bowen. 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 Bowen ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowen.

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

Cemeteries Near Bowen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowen.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Baylous Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cedar Cliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keesee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins - Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Woodmere Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Boulevard Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Ridgelawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Community Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Guyandotte United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Drenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tallclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beckelheimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jeffers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE White Chapel Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Plymale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Albright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mud River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Sulphur Burial Park   [Map]     
  NW Harveytown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Seites Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beulah Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rome - Proctorville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah 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 Bowen had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bartram - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
Sarah   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bowen
 - Sarah had a post office and no railroad service
Dickson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Bowen
 - Dickson had a post office and no railroad service
Gilkerson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
Hodges   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bowen
 - Hodges had a post office and no railroad service
Barboursville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,217 people in 2017)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
Shoals   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowen
 - Shoals had a post office and no railroad service
Guyandotte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowen
 - 1895 population of 1,502 people
 - Guyandotte had a post office and railroad service

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

Bowen is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

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

Wayne     (The home county for Bowen)
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Layville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Manila   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sod   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Carter (KY)
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grahn (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nippa (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatgap (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sitka (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wittensville (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Keaton (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Scioto (OH)
      Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wheelersburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Bowen:

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 Wayne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell 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    
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    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Wayne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne 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 Bowen ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowen. 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' distance starting from Bowen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3062, Longitude: -82.3432     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowen 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 Bowen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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