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Our Genealogical Helper for Ripley Landing ...

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 Ripley Landing (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 Ripley Landing. 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 Ripley Landing ...

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 Ripley Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ripley Landing: Ripley Lndg. (or less commonly used: Ripley Lndng.)

Newspapers Published in Ripley Landing ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripley Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ripley Landing, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ripley Landing.

Cemeteries Near Ripley Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ripley Landing.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  S King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Infirmary 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ripley Landing had a population of 53 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office.

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

Apple Grove (OH)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Apple Grove had a post office and no railroad service
School House - Historic   [Map]
 - While School House was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - School House had a post office and railroad service
Millwood   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Millwood had a post office and no railroad service
Cottageville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Cottageville had a post office and railroad service
Willow Grove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willow Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service
Saxon (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant View   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant View had a post office and railroad service
Plants (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ripley Landing
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Plants had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huntsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Ripley Landing
 - Huntsville 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 Ripley Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ripley Landing 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Ripley Landing is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Ripley Landing)
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dundas (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Ripley Landing:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       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 Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jackson 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ripley Landing ...

While our initial data for Ripley Landing came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ripley Landing in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ripley Landing.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Ripley Landing:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ripley Landing.
      See our Misc Page for Ripley Landing for more information.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley Landing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8909, Longitude: -81.8460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ripley Landing 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 Ripley Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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