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Our Genealogical Helper for Bozoo ...

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 Bozoo (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 Bozoo. 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 Bozoo ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bozoo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bozoo, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bozoo.

Cemeteries Near Bozoo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bozoo.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Peterstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Karnes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hare Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Mason French Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snidow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huffman 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.<2>

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

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

Neponset   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bozoo
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cashmere   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bozoo
 - Cashmere had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ballard   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bozoo
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ballard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bozoo
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mercers Saltworks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bozoo
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peterstown   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bozoo
 - 1895 population of 400 people (with 636 people in 2017)
 - Peterstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Bozoo
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lurich (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bozoo
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office

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

Bozoo is located in Monroe County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Monroe County: Alleghany (VA), Craig (VA), Giles (VA), Greenbrier & Summers.

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

  DirectionDistance
Monroe     (The home county for Bozoo)
      Ballard   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Fayette
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ronceverte   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vale   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White Sulphur Springs   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
McDowell
      Elkhorn   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gary   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mercer
      Athens   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Raleigh
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Summers
      Forest Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Wyoming
      Bud   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Craig (VA)
      Abbott (VA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Castle (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Montgomery (VA)
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merrimac (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Riner (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shawsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pilot (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Radford City (VA)
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wythe (VA)
      Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Bozoo:

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 Monroe County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Monroe 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 Monroe 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 ...
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bozoo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4629, Longitude: -80.8223     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bozoo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Bozoo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bozoo.



 
 
 

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