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Our Genealogical Helper for Rolling Meadows ...

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 Rolling Meadows (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 Rolling Meadows. 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 Rolling Meadows ...

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 Rolling Meadows.

  • Typical abbreviation for Rolling Meadows: Rolling Mdws.

Newspapers Published in Rolling Meadows ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rolling Meadows.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rolling Meadows, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rolling Meadows.

Cemeteries Near Rolling Meadows ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rolling Meadows.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Staten Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lundsford 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 Rolling Meadows in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rolling Meadows.

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

Scary   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Rolling Meadows
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
Teays   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Rolling Meadows
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Meadows
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rolling Meadows
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rolling Meadows
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rolling Meadows
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Rolling Meadows
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rolling Meadows
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans 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 Rolling Meadows. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rolling Meadows 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 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.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Rolling Meadows)
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Winfield   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Banco   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Rolling Meadows:

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    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh 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    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia 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    

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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Meadows. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4431, Longitude: -81.9057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rolling Meadows 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 Rolling Meadows, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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