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Our Genealogical Helper for Buck ...

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 Buck (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 Buck. 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 Buck ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buck.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buck, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Buck.

Cemeteries Near Buck ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buck.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pence Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Restwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lilly - Crews Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Buck had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Forest Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buck
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bargers Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Buck
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Bargers Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hilldale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Buck
 - Hilldale had railroad service and no post office
 
Wiggins   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Buck
 - Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
 
Packs Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Buck
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Buck
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talcott   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Buck
 - 1895 population of 288 people
 - Talcott had a post office and railroad service
 
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Buck
 - 1895 population of 2,570 people (with 2,469 people in 2016)
 - Hinton had a post office and railroad service
 
True   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Buck
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True 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 Buck. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buck 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.

Buck is located in Summers County.

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

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

  DirectionDistance
Summers     (The home county for Buck)
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Vale   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ronceverte   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hines   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
McDowell
      Elkhorn   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mercer
      Athens   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Nicholas
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Raleigh
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Craig (VA)
      Abbott (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      New Castle (VA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Montgomery (VA)
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Merrimac (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Radford City (VA)
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Buck:

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 Summers 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Summers 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 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Buck ...

While our initial data for Buck came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Buck in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Buck.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Buck:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Buck.
      See our Misc Page for Buck for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buck. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6018, Longitude: -80.8240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buck 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 Buck, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buck.