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Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Cabin Creek ...

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 Cabin Creek (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Cabin Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Cabin Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Cabin Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Cabin Creek: Cabin Crk. (or less commonly used: Cabin Ck. or Cabin Cr.)

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 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 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.

Cabin Creek is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Cabin Creek)
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Seth   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kirbyton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Racine   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hopkins Fork   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sod   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Poca   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Cabin Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cabin Creek.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Cabin Creek covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Shepherd Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Montgomery Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Younger Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Cline Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Cabin Creek ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cabin Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cabin Creek, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cabin Creek.

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 Cabin Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cabin Creek.

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

Dry Branch   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Cabin Creek
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
Coalburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Cabin Creek
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
East Bank   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cabin Creek
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Cabin Creek
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Cabin Creek
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
Crown Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Cabin Creek
 - Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Cabin Creek
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
Handley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Cabin Creek
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley 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 Cabin Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cabin Creek in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 Cabin Creek:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Kanawha 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cabin Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cabin Creek) 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 Cabin Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cabin Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cabin Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1967, Longitude: -81.4775     [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:

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

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