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Our Genealogical Helper for Brushton ...

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 Brushton (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 Brushton. 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 Brushton ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brushton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brushton, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brushton.

Cemeteries Near Brushton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brushton.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Altman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Smoot Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW W.H. Turley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Allen Cemetery (Holly Hills)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Smoot   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boone Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N French Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harless 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 Brushton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brushton.

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

Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brushton
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brushton
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Comfort   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Brushton
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brushton
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Brushton
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brushton
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Danville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brushton
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Brushton
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Brushton
 - Winifrede Junction 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 Brushton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Brushton 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Brushton is located in Boone County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Boone     (The home county for Brushton)
      Ashford   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Rumble   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Dartmont   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Johns   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Easly   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Grippe   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Racine   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ridgeview   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Andrew   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Kanawha
      Winifrede   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Malden   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Mason
      Upland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mingo
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Putnam
      Poca   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wyoming
      Oceana   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Brushton:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
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    
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    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Boone 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 Boone 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brushton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brushton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brushton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1662, Longitude: -81.7091     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brushton.