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Our Genealogy Helper for Hernshaw ...

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 Hernshaw (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 Hernshaw. 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.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Hernshaw)
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Dupont City [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupont City
      • Dupont City [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dupont City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupont City
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Malden [Kanawha County]
    • Kanawha City [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha City
      • Kanawha City [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha City
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Coal Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fork
      • Coal Fork [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fork
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Boone County
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Dartmont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmont
      • Dartmont [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmont
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Brushton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushton
      • Brushton [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushton
    • Johns [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
      • Johns [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
    • Peytona [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peytona
      • Peytona [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peytona
    • Grippe [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grippe
      • Grippe [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grippe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grippe
  • Cabell County
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culloden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culloden
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Myra [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myra
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hamlin
  • Logan County
    • Banco [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banco
      • Banco [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banco
    • Big Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Omar [Logan County]
  • Mason County
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Village
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Teays Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Village
      • Teays Village [Putnam County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Village
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • 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>
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • 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 Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Mabscott [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabscott
      • Mabscott [Raleigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabscott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabscott
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • MacArthur [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for MacArthur
      • MacArthur [Raleigh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for MacArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for MacArthur<3>
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
      • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
  • Roane County
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Wyoming County
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
      • 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 Hernshaw, see our County-by-County Page for Hernshaw.

Newspapers Published in Hernshaw ...

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 99 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hernshaw.

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

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 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 Hernshaw:

  • 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 Hernshaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hernshaw.

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

  • Hawks Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Cemetery
  • Hoffman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hoffman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hoffman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman Cemetery
  • Snodgrass Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snodgrass Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snodgrass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snodgrass Cemetery
  • Frye Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frye Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Frye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frye Cemetery
  • Mitchell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Cemetery
  • Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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 Hernshaw in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hernshaw.

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

  • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hernshaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
  • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede Junction
    • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
    • 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
  • Malden [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
    • Malden [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hernshaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 355 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Malden had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<3>
  • Racine [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
    • Racine [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Racine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
  • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hernshaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Comfort<3>
  • Kanawha City [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha City
    • Kanawha City [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha City
  • Continue List ...
    • Peytona [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peytona
      • Peytona [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hernshaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peytona
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Coalburg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
      • Coalburg [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • South Ruffner [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Ruffner
      • South Ruffner [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Ruffner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Ruffner
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hernshaw
      • 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
    • Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hernshaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,742 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Davis Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Creek
      • Davis Creek [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hernshaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Creek

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hernshaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2251, Longitude: -81.6023       In this case, the coordinates for Hernshaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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.
<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 Hernshaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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