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Our Genealogy Helper for East Nitro ...

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 East Nitro (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 East Nitro. 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.

Name Variations for East Nitro ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with East Nitro.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Nitro: E. Nitro

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.

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

  DirDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for East Nitro)
  Nitro   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Saint Albans   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Boone
  Emmons   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Nellis   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Johns   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Cabell
  Culloden   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harts   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Logan
  Banco   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Logan   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mason
  Upland   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Leon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baden   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Putnam
  Poca   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wayne
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near East Nitro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Nitro.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ESE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in East Nitro ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Nitro.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Nitro, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Nitro.

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

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

Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from East Nitro
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Nitro
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
 
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East Nitro
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
 
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from East Nitro
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East Nitro
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
 
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from East Nitro
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from East Nitro
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Teays   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Nitro
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from East Nitro
 - Garretts Bend 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 East Nitro. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Nitro in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 East Nitro:

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
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cabell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson 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

 
Mason 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

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Kanawha 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 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Nitro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Nitro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3998, Longitude: -81.8362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Nitro 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 East Nitro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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