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Our Genealogy Helper for Jumping Branch ...

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 Jumping Branch (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 Jumping Branch. 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.

Name Variations for Jumping Branch ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Jumping Branch: Jumping Br. (or less commonly used: Jumping Brnch.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Jumping Branch is located in Summers 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 Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

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

  • Summers County     (The home county of Jumping Branch)
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
  • Boone County
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<2>
  • Fayette County
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bridge
      • Meadow Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 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
    • Spring Dale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Dale
      • Spring Dale [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Dale
    • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell Knob
      • Sewell Knob [Fayette County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Jumping Branch
      • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Jumping Branch
      • 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
    • Kilsyth [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilsyth
      • Kilsyth [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilsyth
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<2>
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Jumping Branch
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
  • Greenbrier County
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<2>
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Frazier [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazier
      • Frazier [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazier
    • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Spring
      • Fort Spring [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Spring
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronceverte
      • Ronceverte [Greenbrier County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronceverte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronceverte<2>
  • Logan County
    • Rich Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Logan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 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>
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 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>
    • Anawalt [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anawalt
      • Anawalt [McDowell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anawalt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anawalt
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Welch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welch
      • Welch [McDowell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<2>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<2>
    • Elgood [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgood
      • Elgood [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgood
    • Oak Grove [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakvale
    • Johnston Town [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnston Town
      • Johnston Town [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnston Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnston Town
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Weyanoke [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [Mercer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weyanoke
    • El Centro [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Centro
      • El Centro [Mercer County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Centro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Montcalm [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcalm
      • Montcalm [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montcalm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcalm
    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
  • Monroe County
    • Ballard [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballard
      • Ballard [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballard
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<2>
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Hillsdale [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Monroe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Hollywood [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Monroe County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
  • Raleigh County
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • 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>
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<2>
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Tilden [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tilden
      • Tilden [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tilden
    • Coal City [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
      • Coal City [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Princewick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princewick
      • Princewick [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princewick
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
    • MacArthur [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for MacArthur
      • MacArthur [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for MacArthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on MacArthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for MacArthur<2>
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 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>
    • Bud [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
      • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 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 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<2>
  • Bland County (VA)
    • Round Bottom [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Bottom
      • Round Bottom [Bland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Bottom
    • Rocky Gap [Bland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Gap
      • Rocky Gap [Bland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Gap
    • Bastian [Bland County]
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 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
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<2>
    • Narrows [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrows
      • Narrows [Giles County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 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>
    • Bluff City [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluff City
      • Bluff City [Giles County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluff City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
    • Pearisburg [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearisburg
      • Pearisburg [Giles County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearisburg<2>
    • Pembroke [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Giles County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pembroke<2>
  • Tazewell County (VA)
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluefield
      • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Jumping Branch ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Jumping Branch.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Jumping Branch, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Jumping Branch.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Jumping Branch:

  • 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 Jumping Branch ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Jumping Branch.

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

  • Lilly - Crews Cemetery
  • Restwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Restwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Restwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Restwood Cemetery
  • Adkins Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adkins Family Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Adkins Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkins Family Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2454122<5>
  • Hilltop Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilltop Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilltop Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop Cemetery
  • Williams Cemetery
  • Snider Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Snider Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Snider Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Snider Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snider Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Greenbrier Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenbrier Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenbrier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenbrier Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbrier Cemetery
    • Meadows Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadows Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meadows Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Meadows Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows Cemetery
    • Meadows Family Cemetery
    • Upland Memorial Cemetery
    • Bennett Cemetery
    • Lilly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lilly Cemetery
      • Lilly Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly Cemetery
    • Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Camp Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek Cemetery
    • Hatcher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hatcher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hatcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hatcher Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher Cemetery
    • Hatcher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hatcher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hatcher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hatcher Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Jumping Branch had a population of 95 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
  • Packs Ferry [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packs Ferry
    • Packs Ferry [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packs Ferry
  • Hinton [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
    • Hinton [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,570 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<2>
  • Ellison [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison
    • Ellison [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellison
  • True [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for True
    • True [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, True had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for True have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on True
  • Brooks [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooks
    • Brooks [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brooks had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooks
  • Continue List ...
    • Pipestem [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestem
      • Pipestem [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Jumping Branch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pipestem<2>
    • Wiggins [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wiggins
      • Wiggins [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Jumping Branch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wiggins had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
    • Shady Spring [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Spring
      • Shady Spring [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shady Spring<2>
    • Flat Top [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Top
      • Flat Top [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flat Top<2>
    • Dunns [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunns
      • Dunns [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Jumping Branch
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunns have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunns
    • Crow [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow
      • Crow [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Jumping Branch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crow had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow
    • Warford [Summers County] - Historic
      • While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warford
      • Warford [Summers County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Warford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buck [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck
      • Buck [Summers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Jumping Branch
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone
      • Sandstone [Summers County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jumping Branch
      • 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 Jumping Branch. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jumping Branch.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jumping Branch ...

While our initial data about Jumping Branch came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Jumping Branch 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 Jumping Branch.

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 Jumping Branch:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jumping Branch) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jumping Branch. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jumping BranchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jumping Branch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6577, Longitude: -80.9767    
<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 Jumping Branch, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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