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Our Genealogical Helper for Carlos ...

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 Carlos (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 Carlos. 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 Carlos ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carlos.

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

Cemeteries Near Carlos ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carlos.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Atwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Riffe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blevins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Candy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Deskins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Robert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Puckett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hagerman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robert Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Keen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buckeye Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Iaeger Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lomax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trap Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burke Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Horne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kaiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haggy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Rife Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sparks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rife Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blankenship 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 Carlos in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carlos.

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

Bradshaw   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Carlos
 - Bradshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Iaeger   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Carlos
 - 1895 population of 51 people (with 255 people in 2017)
 - Iaeger had a post office and no railroad service
Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Carlos
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Carlos
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Carlos
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carlos
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Hill (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Carlos
 - Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Baileysville   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Carlos
 - Baileysville had a post office and no railroad service
Shack Mills (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carlos
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Shack Mills 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 Carlos. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carlos 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Carlos is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

McDowell     (The home county for Carlos)
      Union City   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Davy   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Welch   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gary   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stark   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bim   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cazy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Man   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Edison   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pie   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Musick   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harper   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uno   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bud   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pike (KY)
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fedscreek (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mouthcard (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McVeigh (KY)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lick Creek (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Russell (VA)
      Dye (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Honaker (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland (VA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lebanon (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Spring City (VA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smyth (VA)
      Allison Gap (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cardwell Town (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saltville (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raven (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tazewell (VA)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Carlos:

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 McDowell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       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    
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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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carlos. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3959, Longitude: -81.8015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carlos 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 Carlos, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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