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Our Genealogy Helper for Eagle ...

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 Eagle (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 Eagle. 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.

Eagle is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  DirDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Eagle)
  Smithers   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Montgomery   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Cannelton   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Concho   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Boone
  Joes Creek   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Keith   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Janie   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eden   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kirbyton   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Seth   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sharlow   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Braxton
  Clem   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Calhoun
  Mudfork   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Crichton   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hines   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vale   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Kanawha
  Handley   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Acme   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Belle   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sod   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Logan
  Banco   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Poca   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Harper   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wyoming
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eagle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eagle.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Montgomery Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Shepherd Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Blakley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rich Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simms Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ida Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Eagle ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eagle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eagle, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eagle.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Eagle had a post office and railroad service.

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

Crescent   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 152 people
 - Crescent had a post office and railroad service
 
Mount Carbon   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 3,432 people
 - Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
 
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Eagle
 - Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
 
Deep Water   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
 
Handley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 49 people (with 325 people in 2017)
 - Handley had a post office and railroad service
 
Powellton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Falls   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 282 people
 - Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
 
Gauley Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Eagle
 - 1895 population of 180 people (with 570 people in 2017)
 - Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gauley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Eagle
 - Gauley had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Eagle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eagle 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 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 - 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 Eagle:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Braxton County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Calhoun County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Roane County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Fayette County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Fayette 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Eagle ...

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

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 Eagle:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eagle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1584, Longitude: -81.3046     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eagle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Eagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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