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Middle Fork, West Virginia
(Kanawha County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Middle Fork ...

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 Middle Fork (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 Middle Fork. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Middle Fork ...

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

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Middle Fork: Middle Frk.

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

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Middle Fork is located in Kanawha 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 Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Middle Fork)
    • Three Mile [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Mile
      • Three Mile [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Mile
    • Falling Rock [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Rock
      • Falling Rock [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Rock
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngs Bottom
      • Youngs Bottom [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Bottom
    • Pinch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinch
      • Pinch [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinch
    • Elkview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkview
      • Elkview [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkview<2>
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<2>
    • Coal Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Fork
      • Coal Fork [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Fork
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
  • Boone County
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharlow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharlow
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Brushton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushton
      • Brushton [Boone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushton
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Clem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clem
      • Clem [Braxton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clem
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<2>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Mudfork [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mudfork
      • Mudfork [Calhoun County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mudfork
    • Stinson [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stinson
      • Stinson [Calhoun County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stinson
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Orma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orma
      • Orma [Calhoun County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orma
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
      • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<2>
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<2>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Fayette County
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<2>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<2>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<2>
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<2>
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<2>
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
  • Greenbrier County
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<2>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<2>
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<2>
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Putnam County
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<2>
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<2>
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<2>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<2>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<2>
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<2>
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Roxalana [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxalana
      • Roxalana [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxalana
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<2>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley

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

Newspapers Published in Middle Fork ...

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 Middle Fork.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Middle Fork, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Middle Fork.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Middle Fork:

  • 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 Middle Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Middle Fork.

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

  • O Dell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the O Dell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the O Dell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O Dell Cemetery
  • Ryder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryder Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ryder Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Ryder Cemetery is located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Pinch.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryder Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79780<5>
  • Hinkle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinkle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinkle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkle Cemetery
  • Odell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Cemetery
  • Kennedy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kennedy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kennedy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Cemetery
  • Blakley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blakley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Proctor Cemetery
    • Murdock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murdock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murdock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdock Cemetery
    • Hayes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hayes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hayes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
    • Perry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Perry Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry Cemetery
    • Vickers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vickers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vickers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vickers Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vickers Cemetery
    • Reamer Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reamer Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reamer Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reamer Hill Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reamer Hill Cemetery
    • Hayes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hayes Cemetery
      • The Hayes Cemetery is located between<6> the communities of Clendenin and Falling Rock.  The cemetery lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Falling Rock.More precisely, Hayes Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78635<5>
    • Ramsey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ramsey Cemetery
      • The Ramsey Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dixie.More accurately, Ramsey Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramsey Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2221301<5>
    • Ida Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ida Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ida Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ida Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida 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.<7>

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

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

  • Kendalia [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendalia
    • Kendalia [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Middle Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kendalia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendalia
  • Gazil [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gazil
    • Gazil [Kanawha County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Middle Fork
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gazil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Odell [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
    • Odell [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Odell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
  • Spangler [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
    • Spangler [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
  • Apgah [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apgah
    • Apgah [Kanawha County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apgah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap
  • Continue List ...
    • Coco [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coco
      • Coco [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coco
    • Lizemores [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizemores
      • Lizemores [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizemores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizemores
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Middle Fork
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 106 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<2>
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Jarrett [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrett
      • Jarrett [Kanawha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrett
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bank had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
      • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
    • Belva [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belva
      • Belva [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Middle Fork
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belva had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belva have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belva

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3584, Longitude: -81.3226       In this case, the coordinates for Middle Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>To help visualize the location of the cemetery, we've drawn a straight line between the communities of Clendenin and Falling Rock. The cemetery can be found near that line and roughly halfway between the two communities. Remember that this is just an approximate location.
<7>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 Middle Fork, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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