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Our Genealogical Helper for Campbell Addition ...

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 Campbell Addition (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 Campbell Addition. 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 Campbell Addition ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Campbell Addition.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Campbell Addition, 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 Campbell Addition.

Cemeteries Near Campbell Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Campbell Addition.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Board 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 Campbell Addition in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Campbell Addition.

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

Schilling   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Campbell Addition
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
Triplett   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Campbell Addition
 - Triplett had a post office and no railroad service
Millard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Campbell Addition
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Millard had a post office and no railroad service
Reedyville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Campbell Addition
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Reedyville had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Campbell Addition
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Peniel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Campbell Addition
 - Peniel had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Campbell Addition
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Campbell Addition
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Zona   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Campbell Addition
 - Zona 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 Campbell Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Campbell Addition 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Campbell Addition is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Campbell Addition)
      Spencer   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Campbell Addition:

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 Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton 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    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campbell Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8104, Longitude: -81.3598     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campbell Addition 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 Campbell Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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