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Our Genealogical Helper for Buffalo ...

So far, we have found very little information about Buffalo. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Buffalo to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Buffalo, please Contact Us.




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 Buffalo (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 Buffalo. 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 Buffalo ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Buffalo, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Buffalo.

Cemeteries Near Buffalo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buffalo.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Board Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Waybright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SSW Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Southall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairplain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Casto - Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGraw 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.

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

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

Louther   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buffalo
 - Louther had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peniel   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Buffalo
 - Peniel had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Buffalo
 - Gay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Buffalo
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Liverpool   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Buffalo
 - Liverpool had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hereford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Buffalo
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hereford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedyville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Buffalo
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Reedyville had a post office and no railroad service
 
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Buffalo
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Seaman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Buffalo
 - Seaman 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 Buffalo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Buffalo 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 doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Buffalo is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Buffalo)
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Clay
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Kanawha
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
      Baden   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pleasants
      Belmont   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Ritchie
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Wood
      Slate   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Buffalo:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Jackson 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 Jackson 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 ...
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Buffalo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Buffalo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8273, Longitude: -81.5340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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