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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Hope ...

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 Mount Hope (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 Mount Hope. 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 Mount Hope ...

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 Mount Hope: Mt. Hope

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 hospitals 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.

Mount Hope is primarily located in Boone County. A portion of Mount Hope extends into 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 Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

  • Boone County     (The home county of Mount Hope)
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Hopkins Fork [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins Fork
      • Hopkins Fork [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Fork
  • Cabell County
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,508 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,098 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<3>
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • 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
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • 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>
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • 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
  • Logan County
    • Banco [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banco
      • Banco [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banco
    • Accoville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Accoville
      • Accoville [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Accoville
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • 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
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<3>
    • Peach Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Creek
      • Peach Creek [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Creek
    • Big Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
  • Mingo County
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
    • 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 northwest of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Hope
      • 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>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Tolleys [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolleys
      • Tolleys [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolleys
  • Wyoming County
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Mount Hope ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Hope.

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

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 Mount Hope:

  • 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 Mount Hope ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mount Hope.

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

  • Foster Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Cemetery
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Pettry Cemetery
  • Pineview Cemetery
  • Little White Oak Cemetery
  • Green Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Massey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Massey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Massey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Massey Cemetery
    • Adkins Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adkins Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Adkins Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkins Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2183378<4>
    • Oxley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oxley Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Oxley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxley Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #79484<4>
    • Sight Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sight Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sight Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sight Hill Cemetery
    • Dry Branch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Branch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch Cemetery
    • Ferrell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ferrell Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Ferrell Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferrell Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #78350<4>
    • Meadows Cemetery
    • Coon Cemetery
    • Bowen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowen Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77827<4>

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.<6>

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

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

  • Acme [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
    • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
  • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comfort
    • Comfort [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comfort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Comfort<3>
  • Nelson [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
    • Nelson [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
  • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
  • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede Junction
    • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winifrede Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede Junction
  • Continue List ...
    • Coalburg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
      • Coalburg [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburg
    • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
      • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
    • Jarrolds Valley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarrolds Valley
      • Jarrolds Valley [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarrolds Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarrolds Valley
    • Decota [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decota
      • Decota [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Decota had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decota
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
      • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Racine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Handley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Hope
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Hope. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1051, Longitude: -81.5182       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Hope 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>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Mount Hope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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