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Our Genealogical Helper for Parkway Terrace ...

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 Parkway Terrace (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 Parkway Terrace. 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.

Name Variations for Parkway Terrace ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Parkway Terrace.

  • Typical abbreviation for Parkway Terrace: Parkway Ter. (or less commonly used: Parkway Terr.)

Newspapers Published in Parkway Terrace ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Parkway Terrace.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Parkway Terrace, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Parkway Terrace.

Cemeteries Near Parkway Terrace ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Parkway Terrace.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE French Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton 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.<3>

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

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

Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Parkway Terrace
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Parkway Terrace
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkway Terrace
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Parkway Terrace
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Parkway Terrace
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
Mound - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Parkway Terrace
 - Mound had a post office and railroad service
Davis Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Parkway Terrace
 - Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Parkway Terrace
 - Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Parkway Terrace
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Parkway Terrace
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Parkway Terrace
 - Garretts Bend 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 Parkway Terrace. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Parkway Terrace 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Parkway Terrace is located in Kanawha County.

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 Parkway Terrace. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Parkway Terrace:

Kanawha     (The home county for Parkway Terrace)
      Jefferson   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Saint Albans   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgeview   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Parkway Terrace:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       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 Kanawha County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkway Terrace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3818, Longitude: -81.8024     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkway Terrace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Parkway Terrace, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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