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Our Genealogy Helper for Echo ...

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 Echo (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 Echo. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Echo is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

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

  DirDistance
Wayne     (The home county for Echo)
  Wayne   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Armilda   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ceredo   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kenova   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Boone
  Layville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Woodville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Manila   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Julian   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rock Creek   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Turtle Creek   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Danville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lory   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Havana   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cabell
  Huntington   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Kanawha
  Tornado   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
  Wewanta   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Harts   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sod   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Logan
  Big Creek   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Banco   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mason
  Upland   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Mingo
  Greyeagle   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Putnam
  Hurricane   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
  Durbin (KY)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rush (KY)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ashland (KY)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fairview (KY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Millseat (KY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Westwood (KY)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Carter (KY)
  Jeriel (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Denton (KY)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Willard (KY)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hitchins (KY)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grayson (KY)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grahn (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carter (KY)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Olive Hill (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boone Furnace (KY)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elliott (KY)
  Isonville (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newfoundland (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bell City (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sandy Hook (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Floyd (KY)
  Auxier (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dwale (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Watergap (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greenup (KY)
  Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Russell (KY)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hopewell (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Argillite (KY)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Raceland (KY)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Worthington (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wurtland (KY)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenup (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lloyd (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Johnson (KY)
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Flatgap (KY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Nippa (KY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wittensville (KY)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sitka (KY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Keaton (KY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thelma (KY)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Paintsville (KY)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Lawrence (KY)
  Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Buchanan (KY)   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Five Forks (KY)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Stringtown (KY)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Goldie (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Magoffin (KY)
  Lacey (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Painters Lick (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wheelersburg (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Falcon (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Martin (KY)
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Morgan (KY)
  Ophir (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crockett (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jeptha (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkfork (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Varney (KY)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sidney (KY)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Canada (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
  Burlington (OH)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Point (OH)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Andis (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ironton (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vernon (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Scioto (OH)
  Franklin Furnace (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Echo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Echo.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Community Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Wronk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bartram Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Joels Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Artrip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Watts & Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plymal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lakin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lower Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Upper Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stiltner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Osburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Billups Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hickory View Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lycans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE John Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Marilyn Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Drenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zelda Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Matovich Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kinner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dan Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Longpoint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bradshaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crockett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Preece Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW See Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Skeens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isaacs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tallclay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mars Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bloss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thacker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hatten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blacks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brushy Fork Road Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  WNW Ogle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hewlett Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bradley Gap Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  WSW Five Forks Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  SW Smoky Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cartmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Muck Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cedar Cliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lockwood - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cyrus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rawles Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plymale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chaffin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Blaine Creek Cemetery (?)   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Echo ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Echo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Echo, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Echo.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Echo had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Genoa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Echo
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
 
Effie   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Echo
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Effie had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Echo
 - East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Centerville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Echo
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Centerville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hubbardstown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Echo
 - Hubbardstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fort Gay   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Echo
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 673 people in 2017)
 - Fort Gay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ferguson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Echo
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Catalpa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Echo
 - Catalpa had railroad service and no post office
 
Louisa (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Echo
 - 1895 population of 834 people (with 2,412 people in 2017)
 - Louisa had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Echo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Echo in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Echo:

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 Wayne 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

 
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

 
Mason County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Putnam County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Boyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Carter County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Elliott County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenup County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Johnson County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Magoffin County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morgan County (KY):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (KY):     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

 
Scioto 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 Wayne 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 Wayne 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Echo ...

While our initial data about Echo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Echo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Echo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Echo:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Echo. See our Misc Page for Echo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Echo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1779, Longitude: -82.4818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo 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 Echo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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