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Our Genealogy Helper for Goldtown ...

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 Goldtown (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 Goldtown. 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 hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Goldtown is located in Jackson 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 Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Goldtown)
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Wilding [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilding
      • Wilding [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilding
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
    • Sherman [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Jackson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
  • Boone County
    • Emmons [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmons
      • Emmons [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmons
    • Grippe [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grippe
      • Grippe [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grippe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grippe
    • Dartmont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmont
      • Dartmont [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmont
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Brushton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushton
      • Brushton [Boone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushton
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Danville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Boone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
    • Madison [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Boone County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
  • Cabell County
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culloden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culloden
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<3>
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Sissonville [Kanawha County]
    • Island Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Branch
      • Island Branch [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Branch
    • Aarons [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons
      • Aarons [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<3>
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
      • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
    • Falling Rock [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rock
      • Falling Rock [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rock
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngs Bottom
      • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Bottom
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
    • Airport Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Airport Village has also been known as:
      • Airport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
    • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
      • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<3>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hamlin
  • Mason County
    • Arbuckle [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbuckle
      • Arbuckle [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbuckle
    • Baden [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baden
      • Baden [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baden
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Upland [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Mason County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Letart [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letart
      • Letart [Mason County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letart
    • Henderson [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Mason County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
      • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<3>
    • New Haven [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<3>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<3>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
    • Indian Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fraziers Bottom
      • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraziers Bottom
    • Pliny [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pliny
      • Pliny [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pliny
  • Roane County
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Wirt County
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<3>
  • Wood County
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Bladen [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladen
      • Bladen [Gallia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
    • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallipolis
      • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallipolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<3>
    • Cheshire [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [Gallia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Crown City [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Gallia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
    • Patriot [Gallia County]
  • Lawrence County (OH)
    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athalia
      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athalia
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Dorcas [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Meigs County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Spiller [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiller
      • Spiller [Meigs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiller
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<3>
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<3>
    • Middleport [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,408 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<3>
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,757 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<3>
    • Rutland [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Meigs County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Goldtown ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Goldtown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Goldtown, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Goldtown.

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 Goldtown:

  • 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 Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Goldtown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Goldtown.

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

  • Boggess Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggess Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boggess Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggess Family Cemetery
  • Fisher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fisher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Cemetery
  • Duff Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duff Cemetery
  • Harris Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harris Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Cemetery
  • Shamblin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shamblin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shamblin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamblin Cemetery
  • Fisher Cemetery 1
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fisher Cemetery 1
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fisher Cemetery 1 have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Cemetery 1
  • Continue List ...
    • Koontz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Koontz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Koontz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koontz Cemetery
    • Fisher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fisher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Cemetery
    • Carney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carney Cemetery
    • Rock Spring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Spring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Spring Cemetery
    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Centerview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Centerview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Centerview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerview Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Boggess Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggess Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boggess Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggess Cemetery
    • Shamblen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shamblen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shamblen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamblen 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Goldtown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldtown
    • Goldtown [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldtown
  • Kentuck [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
    • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
  • Kenna [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenna
    • Kenna [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Goldtown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kenna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenna<3>
  • Liberty [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Sissonville [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sissonville
    • Sissonville [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 123 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sissonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sissonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sissonville<3>
  • Carney [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carney
    • Carney [Kanawha County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Edgar [Jackson County] - Historic
      • While Edgar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
      • Edgar [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgar had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sigman [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigman
      • Sigman [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sigman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigman
    • Island Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Branch
      • Island Branch [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Branch
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Goldtown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cicerone had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Belgrove [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrove
      • Belgrove [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belgrove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrove
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Pocatalico [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocatalico
      • Pocatalico [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocatalico have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocatalico
    • Legg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legg
      • Legg [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Legg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Legg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg
    • Blundon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blundon
      • Blundon [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Goldtown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blundon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blundon

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Goldtown ...

While our initial data about Goldtown came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Goldtown in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Goldtown.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Goldtown:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Goldtown. See our Misc Page for Goldtown for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goldtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6118, Longitude: -81.6529       In this case, the coordinates for Goldtown 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>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 Goldtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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