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Our Genealogy Helper for Eden ...

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 Eden (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 Eden. 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 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.

Eden is located in 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 Eden. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Eden:

  DirDistance
Boone     (The home county for Eden)
  Comfort   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Sharlow   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Racine   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Seth   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Kirbyton   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hopkins Fork   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Fosterville   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Peytona   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Coopertown   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
 
Cabell
  Culloden   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Clay
  Hartland   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clay   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Fayette
  Montgomery   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Pax   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jackson
  Kentuck   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Kanawha
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Acme   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Malden   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Lincoln
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Logan
  Banco   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Mason
  Upland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Putnam
  Poca   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Raleigh
  Packsville   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Roane
  Cicerone   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Wayne
  Cove Gap   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wyoming
  Oceana   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Uno   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Eden ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eden.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Eden ...

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 Eden.

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

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

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

Racine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Eden
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Eden
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eden
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Eden
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Eden
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dry Branch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Eden
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
 
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Eden
 - 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 Eden. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Eden 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 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 Eden:

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:

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

 
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

 
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

 
Wyoming County:     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
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Eden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Eden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1323, Longitude: -81.6309     [Map].

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

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