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Lowdell, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Lowdell ...

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 Lowdell (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 Lowdell. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Lowdell is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

Wood     (The home county for Lowdell)
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mason   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hebron   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ellenboro   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pennsboro   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chauncey (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Truetown (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Noble (OH)
  Dungannon (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (OH)
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Macksburg (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Lowdell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowdell.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Central Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Limestone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Twomey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Wadesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keenan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Big Tygart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fleak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Congrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hofmann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Engels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ft. Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kibble Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hupp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hickenbottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Lowdell ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowdell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lowdell, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lowdell.

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.<3>

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

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

Jerrys Run   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Lowdell
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Jerrys Run had a post office and no railroad service
Rockport   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Lowdell
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Rockport had a post office and no railroad service
Willowdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Lowdell
 - Willowdale had a post office and no railroad service
Medina   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Lowdell
 - Medina had a post office and no railroad service
Windy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Lowdell
 - Windy had a post office and no railroad service
Tyner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tyner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowdell
 - Tyner had a post office and no railroad service
Wiseburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Lowdell
 - Wiseburg had a post office and no railroad service
Manganese - Historic   [Map]
 - While Manganese was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Lowdell
 - Manganese had a post office and no railroad service
Topins Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Lowdell
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Topins Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Lockhart   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Lowdell
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Lockhart had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Lowdell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Lowdell in the 1890's.

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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Lowdell:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Noble County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Wood County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Wood County

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.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lowdell ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Lowdell:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County:

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowdell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0598, Longitude: -81.6112     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lowdell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Lowdell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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