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Our Genealogy Helper for Kenna ...

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 Kenna (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 Kenna. 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.

Kenna is located in Jackson 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 Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Kenna)
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Statts Mills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statts Mills
      • Statts Mills [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statts Mills
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Hereford [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Liverpool [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Wilding [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilding
      • Wilding [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilding
    • Garfield [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield
      • Garfield [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
    • Sherman [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
  • Boone County
  • Cabell County
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barboursville
      • Barboursville [Cabell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barboursville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barboursville<3>
  • Calhoun County
    • Pink [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Calhoun County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnoldsburg
      • Arnoldsburg [Calhoun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnoldsburg
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<3>
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 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>
  • Kanawha County
    • Island Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island Branch
      • Island Branch [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island Branch
    • Sissonville [Kanawha County]
    • Aarons [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aarons
      • Aarons [Kanawha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aarons
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<3>
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
      • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
    • Falling Rock [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rock
      • Falling Rock [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rock
    • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngs Bottom
      • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Bottom
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Airport Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Kenna
      • Airport Village has also been known as:
      • Airport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<3>
    • Sattes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sattes
      • Sattes [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sattes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sattes
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 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
  • Mason County
    • Baden [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baden
      • Baden [Mason County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baden
    • Arbuckle [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbuckle
      • Arbuckle [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbuckle
    • Grimms Landing [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimms Landing
      • Grimms Landing [Mason County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimms Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimms Landing
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Letart [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letart
      • Letart [Mason County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letart
    • Flatrock [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatrock
      • Flatrock [Mason County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatrock
    • Fivemile [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fivemile
      • Fivemile [Mason County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fivemile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fivemile
    • Upland [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Mason County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Sassafras [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras [Mason County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
    • New Haven [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<3>
    • Apple Grove [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
      • Apple Grove [Mason County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
    • Henderson [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Mason County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Hogsett [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogsett
      • Hogsett [Mason County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogsett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogsett
  • Putnam County
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 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
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • 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
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 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>
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 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>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 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>
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
    • Indian Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Pliny [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pliny
      • Pliny [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pliny
    • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fraziers Bottom
      • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraziers Bottom
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • 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
  • Roane County
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Triplett [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triplett
      • Triplett [Roane County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triplett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triplett
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Wirt County
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy
    • Palestine [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Wirt County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
      • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
    • Creston [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Wirt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
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  • Wood County
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Washington [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Wood County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<3>
  • Athens County (OH)
    • Coolville [Athens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolville
      • Coolville [Athens County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolville<3>
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Bladen [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladen
      • Bladen [Gallia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
    • Carlton [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Gallia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
    • Cheshire [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [Gallia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
    • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallipolis
      • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,545 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<3>
    • Crown City [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Gallia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
    • Patriot [Gallia County]
  • Lawrence County (OH)
    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athalia
      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athalia
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Letart Falls [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letart Falls
      • Letart Falls [Meigs County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letart Falls
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Dorcas [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorcas
      • Dorcas [Meigs County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorcas
    • Spiller [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiller
      • Spiller [Meigs County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiller
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<3>
    • Bashan [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bashan
      • Bashan [Meigs County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bashan
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<3>
    • Middleport [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleport
      • Middleport [Meigs County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleport<3>
    • Welshtown [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welshtown
      • Welshtown [Meigs County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welshtown
    • Pomeroy [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomeroy
      • Pomeroy [Meigs County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,740 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomeroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomeroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomeroy<3>
    • Rutland [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Meigs County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Kenna ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenna.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kenna, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kenna.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Kenna:

  • 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 Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Kenna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kenna.

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

  • Shamblen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shamblen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shamblen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamblen Cemetery
  • Hickory Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Cemetery
  • Gandee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gandee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gandee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gandee Cemetery
  • Grass Lick Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grass Lick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grass Lick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Lick Cemetery
  • Centerview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Centerview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Centerview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerview Cemetery
  • Paxton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paxton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paxton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Anderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Shamblin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shamblin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shamblin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamblin Cemetery
    • Good Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher Cemetery
    • Skeen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skeen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skeen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skeen Cemetery
    • Casto - Crane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Casto - Crane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Casto - Crane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casto - Crane Cemetery
    • Rock Spring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Spring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Spring Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

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

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

  • Kenna [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenna
    • Kenna [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Kenna
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kenna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenna<3>
  • Edgar [Jackson County] - Historic
    • While Edgar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
    • Edgar [Jackson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Kenna
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kentuck [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
    • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 158 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kentuck had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
  • Goldtown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldtown
    • Goldtown [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Kenna
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldtown
  • Fairplain [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplain
    • Fairplain [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairplain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplain
  • Belgrove [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrove
    • Belgrove [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belgrove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrove
  • Continue List ...
    • Statts Mills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statts Mills
      • Statts Mills [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Kenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statts Mills
    • Given [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Given
      • Given [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Given had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Given have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Given
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Higby [Roane County] - Historic
      • While Higby was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higby
      • Higby [Roane County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Kenna
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Higby had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parchment Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parchment Valley
      • Parchment Valley [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Kenna
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Parchment Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parchment Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parchment Valley
    • Sigman [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sigman
      • Sigman [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sigman had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sigman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sigman
    • Red Knob [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Knob
      • Red Knob [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Knob
    • Gay [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay
      • Gay [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gay
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kenna
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kenna ...

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

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 Kenna:
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 Kenna. See our Misc Page for Kenna for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kenna. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kenna) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kenna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KennaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6764, Longitude: -81.6598    
<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>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 Kenna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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