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Our Genealogy Helper for Echart ...

So far, we have found very little information about Echart. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Echart to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Echart, please Contact Us.


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 Echart (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 Echart. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Echart is historic, it would have been located within present day Boone County.

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

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

  DirDistance
Boone     (The home county for Echart)
  Rocklick   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Kanawha
  Acme   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lincoln
  Harts   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
McDowell
  Davy   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Mercer
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Raleigh
  Arnett   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Helen   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wayne
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wyoming
  Oceana   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Echart ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Echart.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins - Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Burl Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Glen Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ESE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Echart ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Echart.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Echart, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Echart.

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.

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

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

Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Echart
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Echart
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oceana   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Echart
 - 1895 population of 275 people (with 1,245 people in 2017)
 - Oceana had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Echart
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Echart
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Echart
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jesse   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Echart
 - Jesse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Echart
 - Gordon 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 Echart. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Echart 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 - 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 Echart:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha 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

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Raleigh County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wayne County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Boone 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 Boone 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
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Echart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Echart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8112, Longitude: -81.6137     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echart have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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