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Our Genealogy Helper for Gary ...

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 Gary (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 Gary. 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.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Gary is located in McDowell County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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 Gary. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Gary:

  • McDowell County     (The home county of Gary)
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<3>
    • Newhall [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhall
      • Newhall [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhall
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
    • Yukon [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yukon
      • Yukon [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yukon
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Wilmore [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmore
      • Wilmore [McDowell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmore
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
  • Logan County
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Omar [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
  • Mercer County
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Athens [Mercer County]
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Baisden [Mingo County]
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotesbury
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<3>
    • Glen White [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
      • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullensville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullensville
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
  • Pike County (KY)
    • Phelps [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Pike County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phelps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phelps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phelps<3>
    • McCarr [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarr
      • McCarr [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCarr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCarr<3>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Bastian [Bland County]
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Mavisdale [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mavisdale
      • Mavisdale [Buchanan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mavisdale
    • Janey [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janey
      • Janey [Buchanan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janey
    • Kelsa [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelsa
      • Kelsa [Buchanan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelsa
    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grundy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grundy<3>
    • Vansant [Buchanan County]
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<3>
  • Russell County (VA)
    • Dye [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dye
      • Dye [Russell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dye
    • Honaker [Russell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honaker
      • Honaker [Russell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honaker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honaker<3>
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<3>
    • Saltville [Smyth County]
    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Chilhowie [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilhowie
      • Chilhowie [Smyth County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilhowie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilhowie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chilhowie<3>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boissevain
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Dunford Village [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunford Village
      • Dunford Village [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunford Village
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<3>
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Maxwell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Tazewell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Bluff<3>
    • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claypool Hill
      • Claypool Hill [Tazewell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claypool Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool Hill
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
    • Steeleburg [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steeleburg
      • Steeleburg [Tazewell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steeleburg
  • Wythe County (VA)
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
      • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Gary ...

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 Gary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gary, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gary.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Gary:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Kentucky
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Gary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gary.

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

  • Thorpe Cemetery
  • Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
  • New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
  • Rockhouse Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockhouse Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockhouse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockhouse Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhouse Cemetery
  • Algoma Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Algoma Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Algoma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Algoma Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma Cemetery
  • Rotenberry Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rotenberry Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rotenberry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rotenberry Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotenberry Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lomax Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lomax Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lomax Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lomax Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lomax Cemetery
    • Dillon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dillon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dillon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dillon Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon Cemetery
    • Mitchem Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mitchem Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchem Cemetery
    • Hartwell - Berwind Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hartwell - Berwind Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hartwell - Berwind Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hartwell - Berwind Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartwell - Berwind Cemetery
    • Yates Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yates Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yates Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Yates Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Cemetery
    • Hayes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hayes Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
    • Bowman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowman Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman Cemetery
    • Swim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Swim Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swim Cemetery
    • Rutherford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rutherford Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rutherford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rutherford Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gary.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutherford Cemetery

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.<5>

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

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

  • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Powhatan [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
    • Powhatan [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powhatan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
  • Kyle [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyle
    • Kyle [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyle
  • Algoma [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gary
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Switchback [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switchback
    • Switchback [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gary
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Switchback had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switchback have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switchback
  • Ennis [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gary
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ennis had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
  • Continue List ...
    • Maybeury [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybeury
      • Maybeury [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 875 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Maybeury had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maybeury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maybeury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maybeury<3>
    • Shraders [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shraders
      • Shraders [Tazewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 8 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shraders had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shraders have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shraders
    • Coaldale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Mercer County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coaldale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,953 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coopers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bearwallow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Sayersville [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayersville
      • Sayersville [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sayersville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayersville
    • Bailey [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
      • Bailey [Tazewell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gary
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Gary
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 499 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bramwell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Gary. See our List of 1890's Communities around Gary.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gary. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gary) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3659, Longitude: -81.5473       In this case, the coordinates for Gary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Gary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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