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Our Genealogical Helper for Brounland ...

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 Brounland (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 Brounland. 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 Brounland ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brounland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brounland, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brounland.

Cemeteries Near Brounland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brounland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Altman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Griffith 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 Brounland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brounland.

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

Davis Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brounland
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Brounland
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brounland
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brounland
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brounland
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brounland
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Mound - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Brounland
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Brounland
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Brounland
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes 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 Brounland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brounland 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 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.

Brounland is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Brounland)
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ridgeview   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Johns   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lory   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - you should note 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 Brounland:

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 Kanawha 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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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 Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brounland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2420, Longitude: -81.7679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brounland 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 Brounland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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