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Our Genealogy Helper for Effler ...

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 Effler (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 Effler. 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 and 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.

Effler is located in McDowell County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of McDowell County: Buchanan (VA), Tazewell (VA), Mercer, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

  DirDistance
McDowell     (The home county for Effler)
  Anawalt   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Elkhorn   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  War   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Davy   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Boone
  Rocklick   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
  Mount Hope   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Man   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mercer
  Coopers   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Edison   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Athens   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pie   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Musick   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
  Peterstown   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Raleigh
  Rhodell   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Helen   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wyoming
  Bud   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Uno   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Pike (KY)
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Russell (VA)
  Dye (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Russell (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Honaker (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Smyth (VA)
  Atkins (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Carmel (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Marion (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cardwell Town (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allison Gap (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saltville (VA)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Adwolf (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chilhowie (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sugar Grove (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Claypool Hill (VA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Richlands (VA)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Raven (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wythe (VA)
  Rural Retreat (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wytheville (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Effler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Effler.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Swim Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mohawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Music Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hollinsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Little Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pocahontas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bryant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Isaac Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Coopers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Algoma Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rockhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dickenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Billips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Epperson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Perdus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Dudley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Witten Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rye Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Billips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rotenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Delp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Coffee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dickenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Billips Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sluss Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sinkford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mathena Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Billips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mullin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Herman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Butt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grandview Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Poe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harless Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Effler ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Effler.

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

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.<2>

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

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

Switchback   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Effler
 - Switchback had railroad service and no post office
 
Ennis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Effler
 - Ennis had a post office and railroad service
 
Elkhorn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Effler
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
 
Maybeury   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Effler
 - 1895 population of 875 people
 - Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
 
Powhatan   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Effler
 - Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
 
Kyle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Effler
 - Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
 
Algoma   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Effler
 - Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Effler
 - 1895 population of 2,953 people (with 362 people in 2017)
 - Pocahontas 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 Effler. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Effler 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 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 Effler:

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 McDowell County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan 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

 
Monroe 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

 
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

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Russell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Smyth County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wythe 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 McDowell 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 McDowell 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 ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Effler. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Effler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Effler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3454, Longitude: -81.4462     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Effler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Effler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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