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Our Genealogy Helper for Hansford ...

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 Hansford (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 Hansford. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Hansford is located in Kanawha 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 Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Hansford)
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<3>
  • Boone County
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharlow
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Hopkins Fork [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins Fork
      • Hopkins Fork [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Fork
  • Clay County
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • 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>
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • 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>
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
  • Logan County
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • 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
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • 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>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Hansford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
  • Wyoming County
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Hansford
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Hansford ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hansford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hansford, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hansford.

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 websites either 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 Hansford:

  • 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 West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Hansford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hansford.

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

  • Montgomery Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montgomery Memorial Park
    • Montgomery Memorial Park has also been known as:
    • Montgomery Memorial Cemetery
    • Montgomery Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Memorial Park
  • Woodland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
  • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
  • Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
  • Mt. Lewis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lewis Cemetery
  • Goodwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ward Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ward Cemetery
    • IOOF Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
    • Hensley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hensley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hensley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensley Cemetery
    • Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Shepherd Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
    • Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
    • Dry Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch Cemetery
    • Slaughter Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slaughter Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slaughter Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaughter Creek Cemetery
    • Witcher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Witcher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Witcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Witcher Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hansford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher Cemetery
    • Craig Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Craig Cemetery
      • Craig Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig 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>

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

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

  • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Hansford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
  • Handley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
    • Handley [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hansford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Handley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
  • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hansford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • East Bank [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
    • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
    • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bank had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
  • Coalburg [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
    • Coalburg [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburg
  • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hansford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
  • Continue List ...
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hansford
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
    • Eagle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crescent had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede Junction
      • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hansford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winifrede Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede Junction
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
      • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,432 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carbon
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Deep Water [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Water
      • Deep Water [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hansford
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Water
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
      • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hansford
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hansford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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- Hansford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hansford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2040, Longitude: -81.3957       In this case, the coordinates for Hansford 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 Hansford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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