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Pondco, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Pondco ...

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 Pondco (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 Pondco. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Pondco is located in Boone County.

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

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

Boone     (The home county for Pondco)
  Bim   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Barrett   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Bald Knob   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Cazy   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Kohlsaat   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Stark   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bob White   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concho   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Banco   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Omar   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Davy   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Union City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pie   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Musick   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Poca   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harper   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Helen   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Uno   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stopover (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Phelps (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Pondco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pondco.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Stark Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias - Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Browning Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Brown - Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E William Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kentucky Knoll Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Pondco ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pondco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pondco, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pondco.

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

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

Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pondco
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pondco
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pondco
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Pondco
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pondco
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pondco
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Pondco
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Pondco
 - Nelson 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 Pondco. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pondco 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 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 - 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 Pondco:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Putnam 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    
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pondco. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pondco) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pondco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pondco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pondco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8994, Longitude: -81.6725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pondco 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 Pondco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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