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Our Genealogical Helper for Robertsburg ...

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 Robertsburg (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 Robertsburg. 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 Robertsburg ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robertsburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Robertsburg, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Robertsburg.

Cemeteries Near Robertsburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robertsburg.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moores Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henry 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.<2>

While we didn't find Robertsburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Robertsburg.

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

Grimms Landing   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Robertsburg
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Grimms Landing had a post office and railroad service
Pliny   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Robertsburg
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Pliny had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robertsburg
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Arbuckle   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Robertsburg
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service
Southside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Robertsburg
 - Southside had a post office and no railroad service
Extra   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Robertsburg
 - Extra had a post office and no railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Robertsburg
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Veranda - Historic   [Map]
 - While Veranda was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Robertsburg
 - Veranda had a post office and no railroad service
Fraziers Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Robertsburg
 - Fraziers Bottom 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 Robertsburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Robertsburg 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.

Robertsburg is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Robertsburg)
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Robertsburg:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell 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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       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    
Vinton 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 Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Robertsburg. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Robertsburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Robertsburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robertsburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6554, Longitude: -81.9512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robertsburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Robertsburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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