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Earling, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Earling ...

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 Earling (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 Earling. 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 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.

Earling is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

Logan     (The home county for Earling)
  Man   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Switzer   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Havana   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Manila   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bob White   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harts   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  War   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Helen   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Earling ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Earling.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Browning - Grimmet Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Earling ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Earling.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Earling, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Earling.

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 Earling in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Earling.

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

Man   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Earling
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Earling
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Earling
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Earling
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Earling
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Earling
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Earling
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Earling
 - Lincoln 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 Earling. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Earling 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 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 Earling:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Earling. 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 '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- Earling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Earling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7665, Longitude: -81.9154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Earling 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 Earling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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