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Our Genealogical Helper for Bowers Hill ...

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 Bowers Hill (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 Bowers Hill. 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.

Name Variations for Bowers Hill ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Bowers Hill.

  • While the name of this community is Bowers Hill, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Bowers Hill may originally have been Bower's Hill.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Bowers Hill might be written as Bower Hill.

Newspapers Published in Bowers Hill ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowers Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Bowers Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowers Hill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Board Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion 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 Bowers Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bowers Hill.

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

Schilling   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowers Hill
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bowers Hill
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,111 people in 2017)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
 
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Bowers Hill
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Triplett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Bowers Hill
 - Triplett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pink   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Bowers Hill
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bowers Hill
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
 
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bowers Hill
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Buffalolick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bowers Hill
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocksdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bowers Hill
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Rocksdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Richardson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bowers Hill
 - Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roxalana   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bowers Hill
 - Roxalana 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 Bowers Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bowers Hill 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 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.

Bowers Hill is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

  DirectionDistance
Roane     (The home county for Bowers Hill)
      Spencer   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Clay
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Kanawha
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mason
      Baden   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pleasants
      Belmont   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wirt
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Wood
      Slate   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 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 Bowers Hill:

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 Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton 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    
Gilmer 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    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie 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    
Meigs 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 Roane 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 Roane 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 ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowers Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7929, Longitude: -81.3079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowers Hill 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Bowers Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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