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Charmco, West Virginia

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The location of Charmco

Our Genealogy Helper for Charmco ...

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 Charmco (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 Charmco. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Charmco is located in Greenbrier County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Greenbrier County: Alleghany (VA), Bath (VA), Fayette, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Summers & Webster.

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

Greenbrier     (The home county for Charmco)
  Hines   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Orient Hill   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  McRoss   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Rainelle   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Vale   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Unus   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Concho   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Handley   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Acme   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hillsboro   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Buckeye   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marlinton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Edray   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Addison   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Charmco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Charmco.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Old Amwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Sugar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rider Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW White Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shuck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buckhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW William Thomas Lowry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE At The End Of The Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Penile Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spruce Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richardson 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 Charmco in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Charmco.

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

Rupert   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charmco
 - Rupert had a post office and no railroad service
Maywood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Charmco
 - Maywood had a post office and no railroad service
Dennis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Charmco
 - Dennis had a post office and no railroad service
Nutterville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Charmco
 - Nutterville had a post office and no railroad service
Meadow Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Charmco
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Meadow Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Duo   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Charmco
 - Duo had a post office and no railroad service
Ravenseye   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Charmco
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Ravenseye had a post office and no railroad service
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Charmco
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Snow Hill 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 Charmco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Charmco in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Charmco:

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 Greenbrier County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Pocahontas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charmco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0023, Longitude: -80.7370     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charmco 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 Charmco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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