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Pine Creek, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pine Creek ...

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 Pine Creek (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 Pine Creek. 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 Pine Creek ...

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 Pine Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pine Creek: Pine Crk. (or less commonly used: Pine Ck. or Pine Cr.)

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 and 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.

Pine Creek is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

Logan     (The home county for Pine Creek)
  Omar   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Holden   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Logan   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Man   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Manila   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stark   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harts   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  War   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Musick   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Floyd (KY)
  Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanville (KY)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tram (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Harold (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ivel (KY)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Banner (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dana (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grethel (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dwale (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Allen (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Auxier (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Johnson (KY)
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nero (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Thelma (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Point (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nippa (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Charley (KY)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Canada (KY)   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vansant (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Janey (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Dickenson (VA)
  Haysi (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pine Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Creek.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Pine Creek ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Creek.

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

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

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Creek
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Pine Creek
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pine Creek
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pine Creek
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pine Creek
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Creek
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pine Creek
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) from Pine Creek
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Pine Creek
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Jamboree (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) from Pine Creek
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree 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 Pine Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pine Creek in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites of 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 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 Pine Creek:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Logan County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Logan 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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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7518, Longitude: -82.0924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pine Creek 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 Pine Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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