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Our Genealogy Helper for Herold ...

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

Herold is located in Braxton 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 Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

  • Braxton County     (The home county of Herold)
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
    • Wilsie [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsie
      • Wilsie [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsie
    • Chapel [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
      • Chapel [Braxton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<2>
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
  • Calhoun County
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<2>
  • Clay County
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
  • Fayette County
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<2>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<2>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<2>
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<2>
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
  • Gilmer County
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
      • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Truebada [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truebada
      • Truebada [Gilmer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truebada
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<2>
    • Alice [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Gilmer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
  • Greenbrier County
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
  • Kanawha County
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<2>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • 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
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • 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
  • Lewis County
    • Weston [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Lewis County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
  • Nicholas County
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • 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>
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • 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 south of Herold
      • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • 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>
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
  • Pocahontas County
  • Randolph County
  • Ritchie County
    • Auburn [Ritchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Ritchie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Upshur County
    • Goshen [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshen
      • Goshen [Upshur County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen
    • Wilsontown [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsontown
      • Wilsontown [Upshur County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsontown
  • Webster County
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • 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
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<2>
    • Big Run [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
      • Big Run [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
    • Excelsior [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Excelsior
      • Excelsior [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison
    • Hacker Valley [Webster County]
    • Cleveland [Webster County]

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

Newspapers Published in Herold ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Herold.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Herold:

  • 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 Herold ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Herold.

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

  • Middle Run Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middle Run Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middle Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Run Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
  • Canfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield Cemetery
  • Butcher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butcher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butcher Cemetery
  • Strange Creek Cemetery
  • Goad Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goad Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goad Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stumble Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stumble Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stumble Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumble Run Cemetery
    • Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove Cemetery
    • Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tinnel / Mollohan Family Cemetery
    • Armstrong Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Armstrong Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Armstrong Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armstrong Cemetery
    • Frame Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Frame Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Frame Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frame Cemetery
    • Keener Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keener Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keener Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Murphy Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lyons Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lyons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • James Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • James Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Herold [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herold
    • Herold [Braxton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Herold
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Herold had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herold
  • Twistville [Braxton County] - Historic
    • While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twistville
    • Twistville [Braxton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Herold
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twistville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Canfield [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
    • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Herold
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Strange Creek had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Wattsville [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wattsville
    • Wattsville [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wattsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch River
    • Birch River [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Herold
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Birch River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birch River<2>
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    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Herold
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Frametown [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
      • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Herold
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harrison had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 276 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sutton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
    • Little Otter [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Otter
      • Little Otter [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Otter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ira [Clay County]
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      • Ira [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Herold
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ira had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Home [Braxton County]
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      • Home [Braxton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Herold
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Home had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sleith [Braxton County] - Historic
      • While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleith
      • Sleith [Braxton County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Herold
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McNutt [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Braxton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Herold
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McNutt had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Herold ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5673, Longitude: -80.8098       In this case, the coordinates for Herold 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>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>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 Herold, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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