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Our Genealogical Helper for Rocklick ...

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 Rocklick (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 Rocklick. 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 Rocklick ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocklick.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocklick, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocklick.

Cemeteries Near Rocklick ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocklick.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Abbot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Layland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smailes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jennette Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Restlawn Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N Westlake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wriston 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>

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

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

Thurmond   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Rocklick
 - Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
Dimmock   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocklick
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
Rush Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocklick
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Rocklick
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Beury   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocklick
 - Beury had a post office and no railroad service
Gatewood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rocklick
 - Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
Fayetteville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Rocklick
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,772 people in 2017)
 - Fayetteville had a post office and no railroad service
Fire Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rocklick
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
East Sewell - Historic   [Map]
 - While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Rocklick
 - East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
Sewell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocklick
 - Sewell had railroad service and no post office
Caperton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rocklick
 - 1895 population of 562 people
 - Caperton had a post office and railroad service
Claremont   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rocklick
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rocklick. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rocklick 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Rocklick is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Rocklick)
      Thurmond   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Oak Hill   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milltown   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Acme   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Rocklick:

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 Fayette 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    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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 Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette 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 ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocklick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9812, Longitude: -81.1023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rocklick 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 Rocklick, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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