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Bradshaw, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Bradshaw ...

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 Bradshaw (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 Bradshaw. 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 Bradshaw ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bradshaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bradshaw, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bradshaw.

Cemeteries Near Bradshaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bradshaw.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tomblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sol Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Zornes 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 Bradshaw in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bradshaw.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bradshaw
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bradshaw
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bradshaw
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Bradshaw
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bradshaw
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bradshaw
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bradshaw
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bradshaw
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bradshaw
 - Canada 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 Bradshaw. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bradshaw 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.

Bradshaw is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

Logan     (The home county for Bradshaw)
      Switzer   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Omar   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Man   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Manila   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Havana   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Powell Creek   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Musick   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pie   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helen   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auxier (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nero (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 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 Bradshaw:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd 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    
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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradshaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8018, Longitude: -82.0318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradshaw 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 Bradshaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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