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Our Genealogy Helper for Gilliam ...

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 Gilliam (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 Gilliam. 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.

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

  • McDowell County     (The home county of Gilliam)
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<3>
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Newhall [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newhall
      • Newhall [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newhall
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • 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
  • Boone County
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
    • Prince [Fayette County]
  • Logan County
    • Wylo [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wylo
      • Wylo [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wylo
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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]
  • Mercer County
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bramwell<3>
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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      • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Edison [Mercer County]
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      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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.
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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]
    • Wharncliffe [Mingo County]
  • Monroe County
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • 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>
  • Summers County
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Wyoming County
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Mullensville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullensville
      • Mullensville [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming
    • Stoneville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoneville
    • Baileysville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileysville
      • Baileysville [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileysville
    • Clear Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Fork
      • Clear Fork [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Fork
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Cub City [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
      • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilliam
      • 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
  • Pike County (KY)
    • Phelps [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phelps
      • Phelps [Pike County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Buchanan County (VA)
    • Bearwallow [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearwallow
      • Bearwallow [Buchanan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearwallow
    • Grundy [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grundy
      • Grundy [Buchanan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marion [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Smyth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • 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>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boissevain
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<3>
    • Dunford Village [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunford Village
      • Dunford Village [Tazewell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Maxwell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Tazewell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
    • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Tazewell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Richlands [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richlands
      • Richlands [Tazewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richlands
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richlands<3>
  • Wythe County (VA)
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wytheville
      • Wytheville [Wythe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,921 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wytheville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wytheville<3>
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Max Meadows [Wythe County]

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

Newspapers Published in Gilliam ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gilliam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Gilliam, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Gilliam.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Gilliam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gilliam.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchem 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rotenberry Cemetery
  • Bailey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhouse Cemetery
  • Little Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Prosperity 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
    • Hollinsworth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollinsworth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollinsworth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hollinsworth Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollinsworth Cemetery
    • Bell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Cemetery
    • Belcher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belcher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Belcher Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belcher 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.
      • New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gilliam.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Belcher Mtn. Community Cemetery
    • Thorpe 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam.
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam.
      • 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 Gilliam in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Gilliam.

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

  • Algoma [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Kyle [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyle
    • Kyle [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Powhatan [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
    • Powhatan [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Ennis [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Switchback [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switchback
    • Switchback [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Maybeury [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maybeury
      • Maybeury [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Coaldale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Coopers [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
      • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramwell
      • Bramwell [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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>
    • Freeman [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Freeman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • 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
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flipping had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
    • Duhring [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duhring
      • Duhring [Mercer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Duhring had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duhring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duhring
    • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] - Historic
      • While Abbs Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilliam
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Abbs Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbs Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilliam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4240, Longitude: -81.4151       In this case, the coordinates for Gilliam 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 Gilliam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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