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Our Genealogy Helper for East Side ...

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 Side (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 Side. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Side 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 Side. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to East Side:

  DirDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for East Side)
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Airport Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belle   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Boone
  Emmons   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Johns   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peytona   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Racine   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Comfort   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Cabell
  Culloden   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Milton   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Calhoun
  Mudfork   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orma   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pax   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sod   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harts   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Logan
  Banco   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mason
  Upland   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Putnam
  Poca   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near East Side ...

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

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW French Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Younger Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  NNE Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in East Side ...

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 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around East Side.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of East Side, 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 East Side.

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

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

South Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from East Side
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Davis Creek   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from East Side
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
 
Kanawha City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Side
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Mound - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from East Side
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
 
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from East Side
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Malden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from East Side
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from East Side
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from East Side
 - Rocky Fork 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 Side. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring East Side 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 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 Side:

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

 
Calhoun 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

 

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 ...
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Side. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3543, Longitude: -81.6407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Side 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Side, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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