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Our Genealogical Helper for Pad ...

So far, we have found very little information about Pad. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Pad to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Pad, please Contact Us.

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 Pad (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pad. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Pad ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pad, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pad.

Cemeteries Near Pad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pad.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Larch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Presley Cemetery   [Map]     


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.

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

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

Kester - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pad
 - Kester had a post office and no railroad service
Looneyville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pad
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Looneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Walton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Pad
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pad
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalolick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Pad
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
Roxalana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pad
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
Gandeeville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pad
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Osbornes Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pad
 - Osbornes Mills had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pad in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of Pad is historic, it would have been located within present day Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Pad)
      Cicerone   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Racine   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Malden   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Pad:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the West Virginia State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of West Virginia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County

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.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Pad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Pad. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6420, Longitude: -81.3351     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pad have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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