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Rock Creek, West Virginia
(Boone County)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock Creek ...

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 Rock 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 Rock 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Rock Creek ...

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 Rock Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rock Creek: Rock Crk. (or less commonly used: Rock Ck. or Rock Cr.)

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.

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

Boone     (The home county for Rock Creek)
  Danville   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lory   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Foster   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Julian   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  South Madison   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Dodson Junction   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Morrisvale   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Turtle Creek   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Washington Heights   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Price Hill   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Layville   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pax   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dupont City   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harts   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Banco   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Big Creek   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Logan   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Troy Town   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Man   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Upland   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pie   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Musick   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hurricane   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Poca   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lester   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Buffalo Creek   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Uno   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Martin (KY)
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Rock Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Creek.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Smoot Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Poor Farm Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE W.H. Turley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Tawney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Rathburn Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Billups Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Green - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Boone Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Allen Cemetery (Holly Hills)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Smoot   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Altman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Canterberry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Miller / Patrick Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Burwell Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Family Gardens Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Stanley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Ball - Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Rufus C. Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Baisden Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Stacy Belle Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zatto Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Sander Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Stolling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pauley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hager Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Powell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Lucas Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Kentucky Knoll Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Family   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Willie Stollings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Workman Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Campbell Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Cook Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Obediah Bias Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Adkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Bob Hunter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Wheatley Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dent Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Elkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Gore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nelson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Epling Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ball Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Toney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hainer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Rock Creek ...

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 Rock Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Creek, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Creek.

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

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

Danville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Creek
 - Danville had a post office and no railroad service
Madison   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rock Creek
 - Madison had a post office and no railroad service
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Rock Creek
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Rock Creek
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rock Creek
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rock Creek
 - Van 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 Rock Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rock Creek in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Rock Creek:

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:

Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson 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    
Mason 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    
Roane 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    
Lawrence County (KY):       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    
Lawrence County (OH):       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 ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Creek. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Creek) 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 Rock Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1010, Longitude: -81.8475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek 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 Rock Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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