A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Roaring Creek, West Virginia
Our Genealogy Helper for Roaring Creek ...
Although we found mention of Roaring Creek during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Roaring Creek was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Roaring Creek. If you can help us locate Roaring Creek, please Contact Us.
We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:
By learning about Roaring 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 Roaring 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.
Name Variations for Roaring Creek ...
When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.
Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.
For example, a typical abbreviation for Roaring Creek: Roaring Crk. (or less commonly used: Roaring Ck. or Roaring Cr.)
If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.
Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from 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 everyone.
To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Roaring Creek:
Cemeteries Near Roaring Creek ...
We're sorry, but we don't know of any cemeteries in the area around Roaring Creek.
This is a new section of our Gazetteer and we're still collecting data about cemeteries and their location. If you know of a cemetery that should be included, please let us know.
We are looking for information such as the name of the cemetery, its GPS location, whether the cemetery is still in use or if it is historic (ie- defunct, abandoned, etc.). If it applies, we would also like to learn of any past or alternate names that the cemetery has been known by.
If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our collection of Genealogy Websites.
We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Roaring Creek. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roaring Creek.
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Roaring Creek ...
With our Gazetteer, we add the names of communities whenever we see them mentioned - frequently found in old books or maps. Usually we don't have any details that go with the name, but we'll eventually find documents that will give us 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 Roaring Creek.
We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
Note for Roaring Creek:
for Roaring Creek. See our Misc Page for Roaring Creek for more information.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/
This page was last modified: 23 Sep 2021