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Our Genealogy Helper for Minerva ...

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 Minerva (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 Minerva. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Minerva is located in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Minerva)
    • Sheridan [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Wewanta [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wewanta
      • Wewanta [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wewanta
    • Myra [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myra
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hamlin
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
  • Boone County
    • Layville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Layville
      • Layville [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Layville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layville
    • Dodson Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson Junction
      • Dodson Junction [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson Junction
    • Morrisvale [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisvale
      • Morrisvale [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrisvale
    • Woodville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Manila [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manila have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
    • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek Junction
      • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek Junction
    • Julian [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Boone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
    • Rock Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek
    • Turtle Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Creek
      • Turtle Creek [Boone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Creek
    • Danville [Boone County]
    • Lory [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lory
      • Lory [Boone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lory
    • Low Gap [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Low Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Havana [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Boone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
  • Cabell County
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
    • Pea Ridge [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Cabell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Yates Crossing [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Crossing
      • Yates Crossing [Cabell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Crossing
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culloden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culloden
    • Huntington [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<3>
    • Crown City [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Cabell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
  • Kanawha County
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<3>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
    • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Lake Village
      • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Lake Village
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
      • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
    • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
      • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,093 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<3>
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
      • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,047 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<3>
    • Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,536 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Marmet [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmet
      • Marmet [Kanawha County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,366 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmet<3>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle<3>
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Malden [Kanawha County]
  • Logan County
    • Big Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Banco [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banco
      • Banco [Logan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banco
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • Troy Town [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy Town
      • Troy Town [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy Town
    • Hedgeview [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgeview
      • Hedgeview [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgeview
    • Peach Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Creek
      • Peach Creek [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Creek
    • Thompson Town [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Town
      • Thompson Town [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Town
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Holden [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Logan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
  • Mason County
    • Upland [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Mason County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
  • Mingo County
    • Dingess [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingess
      • Dingess [Mingo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dingess
    • Greyeagle [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greyeagle
      • Greyeagle [Mingo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greyeagle
    • Kermit [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Mingo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<3>
    • Myrtle [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Mingo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
    • Delbarton [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
      • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<3>
    • Williamson [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
      • Williamson [Mingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamson<3>
    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Teays Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Village
      • Teays Village [Putnam County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Village
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Village
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<3>
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Buffalo [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Putnam County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,260 people
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  • Wayne County
    • Nestlow [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nestlow
      • Nestlow [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Cove Gap [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
      • Cove Gap [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
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    • Armilda [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armilda
      • Armilda [Wayne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Wayne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Echo [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
      • Echo [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Dunlow [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlow
      • Dunlow [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
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    • Wilsondale [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsondale
      • Wilsondale [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
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    • Centerville [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Wayne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
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    • Mineral Springs [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Wayne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Buffalo Creek [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Creek
      • Buffalo Creek [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
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    • Fort Gay [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gay
      • Fort Gay [Wayne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stonecoal [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecoal
      • Stonecoal [Wayne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
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    • Ceredo [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceredo
      • Ceredo [Wayne County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,273 people
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  • Boyd County (KY)
    • Durbin [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
      • Durbin [Boyd County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Big Sandy [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Boyd County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Catlettsburg [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catlettsburg
      • Catlettsburg [Boyd County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catlettsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ashland [Boyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Boyd County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 20,146 people
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    • Rush [Boyd County]
    • Westwood [Boyd County]
  • Carter County (KY)
    • Grayson [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayson
      • Grayson [Carter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,894 people
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  • Greenup County (KY)
    • Bellefonte [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefonte
      • Bellefonte [Greenup County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellefonte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Russell [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Greenup County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,231 people
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    • Flatwoods [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Greenup County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Raceland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raceland
      • Raceland [Greenup County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Worthington [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worthington
      • Worthington [Greenup County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worthington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Argillite [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argillite
      • Argillite [Greenup County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argillite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wurtland [Greenup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurtland
      • Wurtland [Greenup County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Johnson County (KY)
    • Paintsville [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paintsville
      • Paintsville [Johnson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,990 people
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    • Van Lear [Johnson County]
    • Staffordsville [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staffordsville
      • Staffordsville [Johnson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staffordsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lawrence County (KY)
    • Clifford [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
      • Clifford [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maynard [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maynard
      • Maynard [Lawrence County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Maynard. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Catalpa [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catalpa
      • Catalpa [Lawrence County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Catalpa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Louisa [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisa
      • Louisa [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,327 people
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    • Walbridge [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walbridge
      • Walbridge [Lawrence County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zelda [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zelda
      • Zelda [Lawrence County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zelda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Buchanan [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Torchlight [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torchlight
      • Torchlight [Lawrence County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torchlight have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Five Forks [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Smoky Valley [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoky Valley
      • Smoky Valley [Lawrence County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Gallup [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallup
      • Gallup [Lawrence County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fallsburg [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsburg
      • Fallsburg [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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    • Stringtown [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
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  • Martin County (KY)
    • Hode [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hode
      • Hode [Martin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
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    • Lovely [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovely
      • Lovely [Martin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beauty [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty
      • Beauty [Martin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
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    • Warfield [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfield
      • Warfield [Martin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Inez [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Martin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pilgrim [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim
      • Pilgrim [Martin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Debord [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Debord
      • Debord [Martin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Debord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tomahawk [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Martin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
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  • Pike County (KY)
    • South Williamson [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Williamson
      • South Williamson [Pike County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Williamson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belfry [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfry
      • Belfry [Pike County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Canada [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada
      • Canada [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McCarr [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCarr
      • McCarr [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCarr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sidney [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Pike County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Crown City [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Gallia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lawrence County (OH)
    • Proctorville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctorville
      • Proctorville [Lawrence County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burlington [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Lawrence County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athalia
      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • South Point [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Point
      • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Andis [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andis
      • Andis [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
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    • Linnville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linnville
      • Linnville [Lawrence County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
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    • Coal Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Grove
      • Coal Grove [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,074 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Grove
    • Ironton [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironton
      • Ironton [Lawrence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ironton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hanging Rock [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanging Rock
      • Hanging Rock [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • Estimated population in 2019: 209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanging Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Minerva, see our County-by-County Page for Minerva.

Newspapers Published in Minerva ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Minerva.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Minerva, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Minerva.

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 websites either 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 Minerva:

  • 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 Kentucky
    • Stories from Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Minerva ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Minerva.

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

  • Bear Knob Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bear Knob Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bear Knob Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sanders Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sanders Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sanders Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders Cemetery
  • Adkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Albright Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albright Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albright Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Watson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Watson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lynn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Davidson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Davidson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davidson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ramey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ramey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ramey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Miller Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Works Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Works Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Peyton Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peyton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Adkins Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beckelheimer Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beckelheimer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Parsons Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Parsons Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

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

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

  • Cove Gap [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
    • Cove Gap [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cove Gap had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
  • Sheridan [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
  • Gilkerson [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilkerson
    • Gilkerson [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gilkerson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilkerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilkerson
  • Kiahsville [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiahsville
    • Kiahsville [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kiahsville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiahsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiahsville
  • Fourteen [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourteen
    • Fourteen [Lincoln County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 17 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourteen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Jenks [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenks
    • Jenks [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Myra [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Myra had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myra
    • East Lynn [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lynn
      • East Lynn [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Lynn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lynn
    • Bartram [Wayne County] - Historic
      • While Bartram was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartram
      • Bartram [Wayne County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bartram had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 248 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,048 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Bowen [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowen
      • Bowen [Wayne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Minerva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bowen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sarah [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah
      • Sarah [Cabell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sarah had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah
    • Genoa [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Minerva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Ferguson [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferguson
      • Ferguson [Wayne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Minerva
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ferguson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferguson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferguson
    • Spurlockville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurlockville
      • Spurlockville [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spurlockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spurlockville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Minerva ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minerva) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minerva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1626, Longitude: -82.2374       In this case, the coordinates for Minerva have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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>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 Minerva, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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