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Our Genealogical Helper for Quarrier ...

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 Quarrier (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 Quarrier. 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 Quarrier ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Quarrier.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Quarrier, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Quarrier.

Cemeteries Near Quarrier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Quarrier.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Sycamore Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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

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

Acme   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Quarrier
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
Decota   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Quarrier
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
Powellton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Quarrier
 - 1895 population of 491 people
 - Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Quarrier
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Kincaid   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Quarrier
 - Kincaid had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Branch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Quarrier
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
Mossy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Quarrier
 - Mossy had a post office and no railroad service
Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Quarrier
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury 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 Quarrier. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Quarrier 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Quarrier)
      Acme   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Eskdale   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Janie   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Milltown   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lester   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Quarrier:

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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier 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      
Mingo 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    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quarrier. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0504, Longitude: -81.4323     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Quarrier 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 Quarrier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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