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Our Genealogical Helper for Bulltown ...

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 Bulltown (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 Bulltown. 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 Bulltown ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bulltown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bulltown, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bulltown.

Cemeteries Near Bulltown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bulltown.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Highwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Knawl Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chop Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Stone Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riffle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kniceley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kraft Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Morrison United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Long Point Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Right Hand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Camden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Braxton County Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Post Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tumbling Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Morton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chestnut Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rexroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morrison Hull Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moyers 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bulltown had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Falls Mill   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Bulltown
 - Falls Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Heaters   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bulltown
 - Heaters had a post office and railroad service
 
Corley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bulltown
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hettie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bulltown
 - Hettie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rollyson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Bulltown
 - Rollyson had a post office and railroad service
 
Caress   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Bulltown
 - Caress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milroy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bulltown
 - Milroy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ireland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bulltown
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Ireland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bulltown
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 270 people in 2017)
 - Flatwoods 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 Bulltown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bulltown 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Bulltown is located in Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Braxton     (The home county for Bulltown)
      Heaters   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Barbour
      Audra   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Junior   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belington   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Philippi   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Bend   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Adaland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Orma   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Despard   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gore   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lewis
      Cox Town   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Nicholas
      Craigsville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Randolph
      Helvetia   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Womelsdorf   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beverly   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leadsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Taylor
      Flemington   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Upshur
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Addison   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Bulltown:

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 Braxton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour 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    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Taylor County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bulltown ...

While our initial data for Bulltown came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bulltown 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 Bulltown.

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 Bulltown:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bulltown.
      See our Misc Page for Bulltown for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bulltown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7887, Longitude: -80.5665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bulltown 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 Bulltown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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