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Our Genealogical Helper for Burch ...

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 Burch (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 Burch. 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 Burch ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Burch, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Burch.

Cemeteries Near Burch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burch.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Runyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meade Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Orrison Lowe Branch #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Julius Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vernatter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  W Weddington Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stepp - Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thomas Shermon Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tandy Sester Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Romans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stepp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Lackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Waldron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stepp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Orrison R Lowe #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hayes Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fraley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hanna Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey 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 Burch in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Burch.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Burch
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Burch
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Burch
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Burch
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Burch
 - Pilgrim had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Burch
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Jamboree (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Burch
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
Warfield (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Burch
 - 1895 population of 1,212 people (with 239 people in 2017)
 - Warfield had a post office and no railroad service
Coleman (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Burch
 - Coleman 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 Burch. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Burch 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.

Burch is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

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

Mingo     (The home county for Burch)
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Manila   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Havana   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powell Creek   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Omar   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auxier (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Watergap (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nero (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collista (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Knott (KY)
      Raven (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charley (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pike (KY)
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sidney (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Burch:

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 Mingo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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      
McDowell 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    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson 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 Mingo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mingo County

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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7201, Longitude: -82.1915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burch 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 Burch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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