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Our Genealogy Helper for Nitro ...

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 Nitro (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 Nitro. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 east 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.

Nitro is primarily located in Kanawha County. A portion of Nitro extends into Putnam County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Nitro)
    • Sattes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sattes
      • Sattes [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sattes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sattes
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
      • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Nitro
      • 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>
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • 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
    • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
      • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<3>
    • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Lake Village
      • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • 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
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
      • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 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>
    • Ruth [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth
    • Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Loudendale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudendale
      • Loudendale [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudendale
    • South Ruffner [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Ruffner
      • South Ruffner [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Ruffner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Ruffner
  • Boone County
    • Emmons [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmons
      • Emmons [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmons
    • Grippe [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grippe
      • Grippe [Boone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grippe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grippe
    • Dartmont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmont
      • Dartmont [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmont
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek Junction
      • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • 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
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Brushton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushton
      • Brushton [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushton
    • Julian [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
    • Woodville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • 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
    • Easly [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easly
      • Easly [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easly
    • Johns [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
      • Johns [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
    • Lory [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lory
      • Lory [Boone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • 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
  • Cabell County
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • 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
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 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 west of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Crossing
    • Fudges Creek [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fudges Creek
      • Fudges Creek [Cabell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fudges Creek
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
    • Crown City [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Cabell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • 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
    • Pea Ridge [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Cabell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • 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
    • Melissa [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melissa
      • Melissa [Cabell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melissa
    • Guyandotte [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyandotte
      • Guyandotte [Cabell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guyandotte
    • Huntington [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 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>
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 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>
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 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>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kenna [Jackson County]
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Statts Mills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statts Mills
      • Statts Mills [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statts Mills
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Hereford [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Portersville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portersville
      • Portersville [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portersville
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Myra [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myra
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 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
    • Sheridan [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Wewanta [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wewanta
      • Wewanta [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wewanta
  • Logan County
    • Banco [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banco
      • Banco [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banco
    • Big Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 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
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
  • Mason County
    • Upland [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Mason County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Grimms Landing [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimms Landing
      • Grimms Landing [Mason County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimms Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimms Landing
    • Arbuckle [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbuckle
      • Arbuckle [Mason County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbuckle
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
    • Apple Grove [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
      • Apple Grove [Mason County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
    • Baden [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baden
      • Baden [Mason County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baden
    • Fivemile [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fivemile
      • Fivemile [Mason County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fivemile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fivemile
    • Hogsett [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogsett
      • Hogsett [Mason County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogsett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogsett
    • Henderson [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henderson<3>
    • Point Pleasant [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
      • Point Pleasant [Mason County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,017 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Pleasant<3>
    • Hartford City [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford City
      • Hartford City [Mason County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
    • New Haven [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Haven
      • New Haven [Mason County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Haven<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 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>
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • 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
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • 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
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 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
    • Teays Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Village
      • Teays Village [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • 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
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 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>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fraziers Bottom
      • Fraziers Bottom [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraziers Bottom
  • Roane County
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Wayne County
    • Nestlow [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nestlow
      • Nestlow [Wayne County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nestlow
    • Wayne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<3>
    • Ceredo [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceredo
      • Ceredo [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ceredo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ceredo<3>
    • Kenova [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenova
      • Kenova [Wayne County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenova<3>
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Bladen [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bladen
      • Bladen [Gallia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bladen
    • Crown City [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Gallia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
    • Gallipolis [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallipolis
      • Gallipolis [Gallia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallipolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallipolis<3>
    • Patriot [Gallia County]
    • Cheshire [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheshire
      • Cheshire [Gallia County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheshire
  • Lawrence County (OH)
    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athalia
      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athalia
    • Proctorville [Lawrence County]
    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 696 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<3>
    • South Point [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Point
      • South Point [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,813 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Point<3>
  • Meigs County (OH)
    • Racine [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Meigs County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Racine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Racine<3>
    • Portland [Meigs County]
    • Syracuse [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Syracuse
      • Syracuse [Meigs County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 809 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Syracuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Syracuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Syracuse<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Nitro ...

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 94 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nitro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Nitro. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Nitro and those printed in the larger area surrounding Nitro.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Nitro.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Nitro:

  • 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 Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Nitro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nitro.

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

  • Burdette Lilly Cemetery
  • Teays Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Teays Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teays Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Hill Cemetery
  • College Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the College Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the College Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Hill Cemetery
  • Hodges Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hodges Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hodges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges Cemetery
  • Dunlap Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunlap Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunlap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap Cemetery
  • Cunningham Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cunningham Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunningham Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunningham Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Bangor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bangor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bangor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bangor Cemetery
    • Lilly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lilly Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lilly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly Cemetery
    • Sutherland - White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sutherland - White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sutherland - White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sutherland - White Cemetery
    • Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery
    • Brick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brick Cemetery
    • Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler Mtn. Memory Gardens
    • Lanham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lanham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lanham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanham Cemetery
    • Lawrence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawrence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bryant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant 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>

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

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

  • Sattes [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sattes
    • Sattes [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Nitro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sattes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sattes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sattes
  • Scary [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scary
    • Scary [Putnam County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Nitro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scary had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scary
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,375 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Poca [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
    • Poca [Putnam County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 284 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Poca had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Raymond City [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
    • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 650 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Tornado [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
    • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Nitro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • Spring Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hill<3>
    • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Fork
      • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
      • 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
    • Teays [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays
      • Teays [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Teays had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays<3>
    • Plymouth [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Putnam County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Mound [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Kanawha County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mound had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Nitro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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>
    • Davis Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Creek
      • Davis Creek [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Creek
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nitro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Nitro ...

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

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Nitro in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Nitro for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Nitro) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Nitro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NitroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nitro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4188, Longitude: -81.8282       In this case, the coordinates for Nitro 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>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 Nitro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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