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Our Genealogy Helper for Michigan ...

So far, we have found very little information about Michigan. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Michigan to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Michigan, please Contact Us.


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

Although our information shows that the community of Michigan is historic, it would have been located within present day Fayette 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 Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Michigan)
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
  • Boone County
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
    • Comfort [Boone County]
  • Clay County
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Alderson [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alderson
      • Alderson [Greenbrier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alderson<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
  • Summers County
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Michigan ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Michigan.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Michigan, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Michigan.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Michigan:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Michigan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Michigan.

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

  • Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huse Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huse Memorial Cemetery
  • Willis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willis Cemetery
  • Pierce Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Restlawn Memory Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Restlawn Memory Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Restlawn Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Restlawn Memory Gardens
  • Abbot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbot Cemetery
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    • John Nugen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Nugen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Nugen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Nugen Cemetery
    • Westlake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westlake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westlake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake Cemetery
    • Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Chapel Cemetery
    • Jennette Cemetery
    • High Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • High Lawn Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Sugar Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sugar Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sugar Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sugar Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Michigan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek Cemetery
    • Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
    • Bays Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bays Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bays Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan.
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    • Legg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Legg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Legg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Legg Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg 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.

While we didn't find Michigan in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Michigan.

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

  • Fayette [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Michigan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fayette had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
  • Lansing [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansing
    • Lansing [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Michigan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lansing had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<3>
  • Sunnyside [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Sunnyside was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Michigan
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunnyside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Michigan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
  • Gaymont [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaymont
    • Gaymont [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gaymont had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaymont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaymont
  • Nuttalburg [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Nuttalburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nuttalburg
    • Nuttalburg [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 342 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nuttalburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nuttalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Edmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmond
      • Edmond [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Michigan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edmond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmond
    • Mountain Cove [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Cove
      • Mountain Cove [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Michigan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cove
    • Hawks Nest [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
      • Hawks Nest [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 210 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hawks Nest had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
    • Dempsey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
      • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Michigan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dempsey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dempsey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Michigan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ansted had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Gatewood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Michigan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Keeneys Creek [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeneys Creek
      • Keeneys Creek [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keeneys Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keeneys Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeneys Creek
    • Beauty [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty
      • Beauty [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Michigan
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beauty had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauty
    • Cotton Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
      • Cotton Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Michigan
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Michigan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Michigan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Michigan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0784, Longitude: -81.0837       In this case, the coordinates for Michigan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The 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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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