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Eakle, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Eakle ...

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 Eakle (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 Eakle. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Eakle is located in Clay County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clay County: Braxton, Calhoun, Kanawha, Nicholas & Roane.

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

Clay     (The home county for Eakle)
  Harrison   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Clay   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clem   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hines   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vale   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Handley   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilsontown   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eakle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eakle.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Ramsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Kyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Acree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spruce Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S McCutchin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strange Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reed - Stephenson - Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Duling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Armstrong Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Eakle ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eakle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Eakle, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Eakle.

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>

While we didn't find Eakle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eakle.

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

Harrison   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eakle
 - Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
Wattsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eakle
 - Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hookersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eakle
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Hookersville had a post office and no railroad service
Muddlety   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Eakle
 - Muddlety had a post office and no railroad service
Ira   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Eakle
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
Strange Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Eakle
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Gould   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Eakle
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
Gilboa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Eakle
 - Gilboa 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 Eakle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eakle 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 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 Eakle:

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 Clay County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Upshur County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eakle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4470, Longitude: -80.9270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eakle 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 Eakle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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