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Our Genealogy Helper for Hardy ...

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 Hardy (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 Hardy. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hardy is located in Mercer 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 Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

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

  • Mercer County     (The home county of Hardy)
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Bluefield [Mercer County]
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • Bramwell [Mercer County]
  • Fayette County
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bridge
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<2>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<2>
  • Logan County
    • Rich Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Logan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
  • McDowell County
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<2>
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<2>
    • Thorpe [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorpe
      • Thorpe [McDowell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thorpe
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<2>
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • War [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War
      • War [McDowell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War
  • Monroe County
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<2>
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
  • Raleigh County
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodell
      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Eastgulf [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastgulf
      • Eastgulf [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastgulf
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Helen [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen
      • Helen [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen
    • Tilden [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilden
      • Tilden [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilden
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sophia
      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<2>
    • Stotesbury [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotesbury
      • Stotesbury [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stotesbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotesbury
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<2>
    • Slab Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab Fork
      • Slab Fork [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Fork
  • Summers County
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
  • Wyoming County
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<2>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<2>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,952 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrows
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrows<2>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<2>
    • Bluff City [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
    • Newport [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Giles County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
  • Montgomery County (VA)
    • Blacksburg [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<2>
    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
    • Riner [Montgomery County]
    • Pilot [Montgomery County]
  • Pulaski County (VA)
    • Hilton Village [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Pulaski County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Pulaski [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
      • Pulaski [Pulaski County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pulaski<2>
    • Parrott [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrott
      • Parrott [Pulaski County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrott
    • Dublin [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin
      • Dublin [Pulaski County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,584 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dublin<2>
    • Fairlawn [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairlawn
      • Fairlawn [Pulaski County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairlawn
    • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mack Creek Village
      • Mack Creek Village [Pulaski County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mack Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mack Creek Village
  • Radford City (VA)
    • New Town [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Radford City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Radford [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford
      • Radford [Radford City] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<2>
    • Radford Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radford Village
      • Radford Village [Radford City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radford Village
    • Sunset Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Village
      • Sunset Village [Radford City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Village
    • Mill Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village [Radford City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village
    • Simpkins Village [Radford City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpkins Village
      • Simpkins Village [Radford City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpkins Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpkins Village
  • Smyth County (VA)
    • Atkins [Smyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atkins
      • Atkins [Smyth County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atkins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atkins<2>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Boissevain [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boissevain
      • Boissevain [Tazewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boissevain
    • Little Town [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Town
      • Little Town [Tazewell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Town
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
      • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
    • Tazewell [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tazewell
      • Tazewell [Tazewell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<2>
    • Pounding Mill [Tazewell County]
  • Wythe County (VA)
    • Max Meadows [Wythe County]
    • Locust Hill [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Hill
      • Locust Hill [Wythe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Hill
    • Fort Chiswell [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Chiswell
      • Fort Chiswell [Wythe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Chiswell
    • Wytheville [Wythe County]
    • Siloam [Wythe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siloam
      • Siloam [Wythe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Hardy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siloam
    • Crockett [Wythe County]
    • Rural Retreat [Wythe County]
    • Austinville [Wythe County]
    • Ivanhoe [Wythe County]

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

Newspapers Published in Hardy ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hardy.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Hardy:

  • 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 Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Hardy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hardy.

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

  • White Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Bray Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bray Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bray Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bray Cemetery
  • Tiller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tiller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tiller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiller Cemetery
  • White Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
  • Hop Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hop Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hop Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hop Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Wagner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wagner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wagner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagner Cemetery
    • Parmer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parmer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parmer Cemetery
    • Reed Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
    • Tynes & Ferguson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tynes & Ferguson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tynes & Ferguson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tynes & Ferguson Cemetery
    • Shields Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shields Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shields Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields Cemetery
    • Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
    • Hogan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hogan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hogan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogan Cemetery
    • Miller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
    • Elmore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore 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 Hardy in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hardy.

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

  • East River [Mercer County] - Historic
    • While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East River
    • East River [Mercer County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Hardy
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East River had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ingleside [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingleside
    • Ingleside [Mercer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Hardy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ingleside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingleside
  • Oakvale [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
    • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hardy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
  • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
  • Ada [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
    • Ada [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ada had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
  • Continue List ...
    • Byron [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byron
      • Byron [Bland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Byron had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byron
    • New Hope [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hope
      • New Hope [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hope
    • Bethel [Mercer County] - Historic
      • While Bethel was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
      • Bethel [Mercer County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bethel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willowton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willowton
      • Willowton [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Willowton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willowton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willowton
    • Elgood [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgood
      • Elgood [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hardy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgood
    • Holly Brook [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Brook
      • Holly Brook [Bland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Brook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Brook
    • Shumate [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shumate
      • Shumate [Giles County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hardy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shumate had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shumate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shumate
    • Hicksville [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicksville
      • Hicksville [Bland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hicksville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicksville
    • Kimberling [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberling
      • Kimberling [Bland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Hardy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kimberling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberling

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hardy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hardy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3104, Longitude: -81.0276       In this case, the coordinates for Hardy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Hardy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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