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Our Genealogy Helper for Mount Lookout ...

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 Lookout (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 Lookout. 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 Lookout ...

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 Lookout: Mt. Lookout

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 southwest 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 south.

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

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

Mount Lookout is located in Nicholas 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 Nicholas County: Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha & Webster.

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

  • Nicholas County     (The home county of Mount Lookout)
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beaver [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
  • Boone County
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<3>
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Seth [Boone County]
  • Braxton County
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Canfield [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Gassaway [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
      • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
    • Sutton [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutton
      • Sutton [Braxton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sutton<3>
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<3>
  • Clay County
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
  • Fayette County
    • Hilton Village [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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>
    • Clifftop [Fayette County]
    • Kaymoor [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaymoor
      • Kaymoor [Fayette County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
    • Garten [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garten
      • Garten [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garten
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,720 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<3>
    • Bellwood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
  • Greenbrier County
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Williamsburg [Greenbrier County]
    • Unus [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unus
      • Unus [Greenbrier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unus
  • Kanawha County
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 312 people
      • 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
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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>
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Clendenin [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clendenin
      • Clendenin [Kanawha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clendenin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clendenin<3>
    • Belle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle
      • Belle [Kanawha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • 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>
  • Pocahontas County
    • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Pocahontas County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • 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
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<3>
    • Daniels [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniels
      • Daniels [Raleigh County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniels have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniels
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daniels<3>
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<3>
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Summers County
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<3>
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
    • Cowen [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowen
      • Cowen [Webster County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowen<3>
    • Upperglade [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upperglade
      • Upperglade [Webster County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upperglade
    • Erbacon [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbacon
      • Erbacon [Webster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erbacon
    • Addison [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addison
      • Addison [Webster County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
      • Estimated population in 2019: 663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addison

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

Newspapers Published in Mount Lookout ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Lookout.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mount Lookout, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mount Lookout.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Lookout:

  • 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 Lookout ...

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

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

  • Mt. Lookout Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lookout Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lookout Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lookout Cemetery
  • Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Gilead Cemetery
  • White Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Legg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Legg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Legg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg Cemetery
  • Zoar Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zoar Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zoar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zoar Cemetery
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    • Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dotson - Simpson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dotson - Simpson Cemetery
    • Gilgal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilgal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilgal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilgal Cemetery
    • Fowlers Knob Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fowlers Knob Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fowlers Knob Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowlers Knob Cemetery
    • Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hickory Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hickory Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Spruce Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spruce Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spruce Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spruce Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove Cemetery
    • Dixon Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dixon Chapel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Chapel Cemetery
    • Jennette Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jennette Cemetery
      • Jennette Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennette Cemetery
    • Sugar Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sugar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sugar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sugar Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

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

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

  • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lookout
    • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lookout
  • Pool [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pool
    • Pool [Nicholas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pool had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pool
  • Clifty [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifty
    • Clifty [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifty
  • Keslers Cross Lanes [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keslers Cross Lanes
    • Keslers Cross Lanes [Nicholas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Mount Lookout
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 59 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keslers Cross Lanes had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keslers Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keslers Cross Lanes
  • Mount Nebo [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Nebo
    • Mount Nebo [Nicholas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mount Lookout
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Nebo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Nebo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Nebo<3>
  • Elliot [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Elliot was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliot
    • Elliot [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elliot had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fowler Knob [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Knob
      • Fowler Knob [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 223 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fowler Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Knob
    • Leander [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leander
      • Leander [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leander had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leander
    • Russellville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Russellville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
    • Albion [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • While Albion was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Nicholas County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mount Lookout
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albion had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Deitz [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Deitz was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deitz
      • Deitz [Fayette County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Deitz had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deitz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Cove [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Cove
      • Mountain Cove [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Cove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cove
    • Lookout [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lookout had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lookout
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lookout<3>
    • Nutterville [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutterville
      • Nutterville [Greenbrier County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Mount Lookout
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nutterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutterville
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mount Lookout
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Snow Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mount Lookout ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Mount Lookout:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Lookout. 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 Lookout) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Lookout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1668, Longitude: -80.9118       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Lookout 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 Mount Lookout, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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