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Our Genealogical Helper for Calico ...

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 Calico (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 Calico. 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 Calico ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Calico.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Calico, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Calico.

Cemeteries Near Calico ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Calico.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Toler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Simkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Italy Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Browning - Grimmet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Star Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ritchie & Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rex Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams 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 Calico in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Calico.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Calico
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Calico
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Calico
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Calico
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Calico
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Jamboree (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Calico
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Calico
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Coleman (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Calico
 - 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 Calico. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Calico 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 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.

Calico 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 Calico. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Calico:

Mingo     (The home county for Calico)
      Pie   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Musick   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Manila   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Havana   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Man   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Holden   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Helen   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bud   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Teaberry (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue Moon (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pike (KY)
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McVeigh (KY)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Russell (VA)
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dye (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Raven (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Calico:

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    
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    
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    
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    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell 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

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calico. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6404, Longitude: -82.0037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calico 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 Calico, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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