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Edgar, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Edgar ...

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

We've added Edgar to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Edgar, 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 Edgar (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 Edgar. 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 doctors 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 Edgar is historic, it would have been located within present day Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Edgar)
  Kentuck   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Ripley   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Johns   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nellis   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eden   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orma   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clay   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mason   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Edgar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Edgar.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Casto - Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Southall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairplain Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  SE Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  N Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Waybright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Edgar ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Edgar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Edgar, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Edgar.

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.

Edgar itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Kenna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Edgar
 - Kenna had a post office and no railroad service
Given   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Given had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Goldtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Edgar
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Statts Mills   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Fairplain   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Fairplain had a post office and no railroad service
Parchment Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Parchment Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Kentuck   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Edgar
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
Sigman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Edgar
 - Sigman 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 Edgar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Edgar 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 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 Edgar:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Edgar ...

While our initial data about Edgar came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Edgar 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 Edgar.

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 Edgar:

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Edgar. See our Misc Page for Edgar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Edgar, 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edgar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edgar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6790, Longitude: -81.7040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edgar 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:

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