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Our Genealogical Helper for Cabot ...

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 Cabot (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 Cabot. 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 Cabot ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cabot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cabot, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cabot.

Cemeteries Near Cabot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cabot.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Price 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>

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

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

Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Cabot
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cabot
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Comfort   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Cabot
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Cabot
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Cabot
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Cabot
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Cabot
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Acme   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Cabot
 - Acme 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 Cabot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Cabot 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 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.

Cabot is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

Boone     (The home county for Cabot)
      Milltown   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Prenter   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Keith   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hopkins Fork   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Williams Mountain   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acme   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Cabot:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cabot. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0400, Longitude: -81.6153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cabot have been estimated.

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

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