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East Pea Ridge, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for East Pea Ridge ...

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 Pea Ridge (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 Pea Ridge. 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 Pea Ridge ...

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 Pea Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for East Pea Ridge: E. Pea Rdg. (or less commonly used: E. Pea Rdge. or E. Pea Ridg.)

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

East Pea Ridge is located in Cabell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cabell County: Gallia (OH), Lawrence (OH), Lincoln, Mason, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Cabell     (The home county for East Pea Ridge)
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Barboursville   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Huntington   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Layville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Julian   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lory   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Danville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harts   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Banco   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Poca   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Boyd (KY)
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rush (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carter (KY)
  Denton (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jeriel (KY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Willard (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grayson (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hitchins (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Raceland (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Worthington (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wurtland (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Argillite (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenup (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hopewell (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lloyd (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Buchanan (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bolton (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Estep (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stringtown (KY)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Five Forks (KY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Keturah (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lizzie (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Martin (KY)
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jackson (OH)
  Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scioto (OH)
  Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garden City (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Webster (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wheelersburg (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slocum (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sciotodale (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harrison Mills (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near East Pea Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of East Pea Ridge.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Oaklawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WSW Ridgelawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Beulah Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Chapel Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Blue Sulphur Burial Park   [Map]     
  E Mud River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Herrenkohl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rome - Proctorville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Woodmere Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Highland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethel Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Guyandotte United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Swann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCormacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Boulevard Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Forest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Maupin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Arthur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baylous Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Forgey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chapman Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pomaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harveytown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brammey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adkins - Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centenary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Langdon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in East Pea Ridge ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Pea Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Pea Ridge, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for East Pea Ridge.

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

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

Barboursville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 452 people (with 4,217 people in 2017)
 - Barboursville had a post office and railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Pea Ridge
 - Wilson had railroad service and no post office
Cox Landing   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Cox Landing had a post office and railroad service
Proctorville (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 480 people (with 550 people in 2017)
 - Proctorville had a post office and no railroad service
Guyandotte   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 1,502 people
 - Guyandotte had a post office and railroad service
Fudges Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Fudges Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Ona   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Ona had a post office and railroad service
Bradrick (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Bradrick had a post office and no railroad service
Athalia (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from East Pea Ridge
 - 1895 population of 199 people (with 361 people in 2017)
 - Athalia 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 Pea Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Pea Ridge in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 East Pea Ridge:

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 Cabell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Carter County (KY):     Cyndi's



Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Scioto County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 Pea Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Pea Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4181, Longitude: -82.3093     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Pea Ridge 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 East Pea Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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