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The location of Carbon

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Our Genealogical Helper for Carbon ...

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 Carbon (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 Carbon. 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 Carbon ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carbon, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carbon.

Cemeteries Near Carbon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carbon.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry 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 Carbon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carbon.

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

Acme   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Carbon
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carbon
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Carbon
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
 
Powellton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carbon
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Deep Water   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carbon
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek 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 Carbon. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carbon 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for Carbon)
      Handley   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Boone
      Whitesville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Milltown   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prenter   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
      McDunn   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Greenbrier
      McRoss   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
McDowell
      Davy   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mingo
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
      Poca   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lester   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wyoming
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Carbon:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
Greenbrier 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    
Summers 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 Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of 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 Diaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0196, Longitude: -81.4062     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carbon 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Carbon.