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Carney, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Carney ...

So far, we have found very little information about Carney. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Carney to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Carney, please Contact Us.

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 Carney (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 Carney. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Carney is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Carney. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Carney:

Kanawha     (The home county for Carney)
  Sissonville   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Johns   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Nellis   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peytona   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Racine   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clem   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mason   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Poca   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Carney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carney.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sissonville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  SW John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  NW Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Larch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sand Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Carney ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carney, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carney.

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.

Carney itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sissonville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Carney
 - 1895 population of 123 people
 - Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
Blundon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Carney
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
Island Branch   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carney
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Legg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Carney
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Carney
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
Pocatalico   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Carney
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
Kettle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Carney
 - Kettle had a post office and no railroad service
Goldtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Carney
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Cicerone   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Carney
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Cicerone 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 Carney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Carney in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Carney:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carney ...

While our initial data about Carney came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Carney 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 Carney.

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 Carney:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Carney. See our Misc Page for Carney for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5509, Longitude: -81.5860     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Carney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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