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Our Genealogy Helper for Caperton ...

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 Caperton (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 Caperton. 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.

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.

Caperton is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  DirDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Caperton)
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Clifftop   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Concho   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Boone
  Janie   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keith   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cabot   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kirbyton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clay   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Vale   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Kanawha
  Carbon   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Monroe
  Union   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Raleigh
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Summers
  Hinton   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Webster
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wyoming
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Caperton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Caperton.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Amick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Layland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rider Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Legg Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Sugar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Caperton ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Caperton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Caperton, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Caperton.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Caperton had a population of 562 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Sewell - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Caperton
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Beauty   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Caperton
 - Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
 
Keeneys Creek   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Caperton
 - Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Edmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Caperton
 - Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Caperton
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Sewell - Historic   [Map]
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Caperton
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
 
Nuttalburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Caperton
 - 1895 population of 342 people
 - Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
Fayette   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Caperton
 - Fayette had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Caperton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Caperton in the 1890's.

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 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 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 Caperton:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Fayette County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Fayette 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 ...
      Virginia

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Caperton ...

While our initial data about Caperton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Caperton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Caperton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Caperton:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Caperton. See our Misc Page for Caperton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Caperton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0212, Longitude: -81.0265     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Caperton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Caperton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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