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Our Genealogical Helper for Poling Run ...

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

We've added Poling Run to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Poling Run, 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 Poling Run (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 Poling Run. 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 Poling Run ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Poling Run.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Poling Run, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Poling Run.

Cemeteries Near Poling Run ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Poling Run.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloverleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keyster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maze Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fluharty 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 Poling Run in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Poling Run.

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

Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Poling Run
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
Stumptown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Poling Run
 - Stumptown had a post office and no railroad service
Henrietta   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Poling Run
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Poling Run
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Poling Run
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 531 people in 2017)
 - Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
Altizer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Poling Run
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
Hur   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Poling Run
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
Arnoldsburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Poling Run
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg 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 Poling Run. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Poling Run 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Poling Run)
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Poling Run:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun 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 ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

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 Poling Run, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Poling Run. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poling Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poling Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8634, Longitude: -81.0643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poling Run 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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