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Clendenin, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Clendenin ...

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 Clendenin (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 Clendenin. 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 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.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Clendenin)
  Elkview   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Pinch   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eden   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Racine   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Seth   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clem   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Concho   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Poca   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Clendenin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clendenin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reamer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sand Run Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Clendenin ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clendenin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Clendenin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Clendenin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Clendenin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Clendenin.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Clendenin had a population of 106 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2017, Clendenin had a population of 1,142 people.

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

Wellford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Clendenin
 - Wellford had a post office and no railroad service
Osbornes Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clendenin
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Apgah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clendenin
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
Odell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Clendenin
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Clendenin
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Clendenin
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Clendenin
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
Gazil - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Clendenin
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
Procious   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Clendenin
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
Amma   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Clendenin
 - Amma had a post office and no railroad service
Pigeon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Clendenin
 - Pigeon 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 Clendenin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Clendenin 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 - 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 Clendenin:

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



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     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 Clendenin ...

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

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 Clendenin:

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

We have found Clendenin in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Clendenin for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clendenin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clendenin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clendenin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4884, Longitude: -81.3492     [Map].

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

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