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Our Genealogy Helper for Hemlock ...

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 Hemlock (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 Hemlock. 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 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.

Hemlock is located in Fayette 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 Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Hemlock)
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sewell Knob. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Sewell Knob has also been known as:
      • Swell Knob
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<2>
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
  • Boone County
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<2>
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Comfort [Boone County]
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<2>
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<2>
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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>
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<2>
    • Oakvale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakvale
      • Oakvale [Mercer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
  • Monroe County
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
  • Nicholas County
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,855 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<2>
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<2>
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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>
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
  • Summers County
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • 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>
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<2>
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • 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>
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,636 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Hemlock ...

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 Hemlock.

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

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 Hemlock:

  • 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 Hemlock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hemlock.

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

  • Beechnut Cemetery
  • Goddard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goddard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goddard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goddard Cemetery
  • Layland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Layland Cemetery
    • Layland Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Chestnut Knob Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layland Cemetery
  • Royal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Royal Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Royal Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Cemetery
  • Anderson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
  • New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • William Kidwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William Kidwell Cemetery
      • William Kidwell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock.
      • William Kidwell Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Kidwell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on William Kidwell Cemetery
    • Goodson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goodson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodson Cemetery
    • Patton Cemetery
    • St. Colmans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Colmans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Colmans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Colmans Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Colmans Cemetery
    • Richmond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richmond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richmond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Richmond Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Cemetery
    • Bragg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bragg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bragg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bragg Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg Cemetery
    • Wickline Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wickline Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wickline Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wickline Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickline Cemetery
    • Shuck Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shuck Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shuck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shuck Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuck Cemetery
    • Smailes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smailes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smailes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smailes Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smailes 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.<6>

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

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

  • Glade [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade
    • Glade [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glade had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade
  • Crickmer [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crickmer
    • Crickmer [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crickmer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crickmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crickmer
  • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince
    • Prince [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prince had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prince<2>
  • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
  • Alaska [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
    • Alaska [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alaska had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • McKendree [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKendree
    • McKendree [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McKendree had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKendree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKendree
  • Continue List ...
    • Claremont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Grandview [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Fire Creek [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fire Creek
      • Fire Creek [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fire Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beury [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beury
      • Beury [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beury
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • New Richmond [Summers County] - Historic
      • While New Richmond was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Richmond
      • New Richmond [Summers County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Richmond had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell
      • Sewell [Fayette County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sewell
      • East Sewell [Fayette County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone
      • Sandstone [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandstone had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandstone<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hemlock. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hemlock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hemlock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8737, Longitude: -80.9745       In this case, the coordinates for Hemlock 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Hemlock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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