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Pettry Bottom, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pettry Bottom ...

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 Pettry Bottom (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 Pettry Bottom. 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.

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 hospitals 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.

Pettry Bottom is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Pettry Bottom)
  Arnett   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Packsville   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Janie   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pike (KY)
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pettry Bottom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pettry Bottom.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Pettry Bottom covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Pettry Bottom ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pettry Bottom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pettry Bottom, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pettry Bottom.

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 Pettry Bottom in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pettry Bottom.

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

Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Pettry Bottom
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Pettry Bottom
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pettry Bottom
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Decota   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pettry Bottom
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota 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 Pettry Bottom. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pettry Bottom in the 1890's.

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 offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Pettry Bottom:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pettry Bottom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8732, Longitude: -81.5015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pettry Bottom 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 Pettry Bottom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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