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Our Genealogical Helper for Rollins ...

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 Rollins (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 Rollins. 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 Rollins ...

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 Rollins.

  • While the name of this community is Rollins, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Rollins may originally have been Rollin's.

Newspapers Published in Rollins ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rollins.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rollins, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rollins.

Cemeteries Near Rollins ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rollins.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Wyoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  WNW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Graveyard   [Map]     
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lone Oak 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Rollins had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rollins
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Baden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Rollins
 - Baden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Rollins
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 156 people in 2016)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
 
Gunville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Rollins
 - Gunville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatrock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rollins
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Flatrock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Rollins
 - Brighton had a post office and railroad service
 
Couch   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rollins
 - Couch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Providence   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Rollins
 - Providence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ambrosia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rollins
 - Ambrosia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Southside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rollins
 - Southside 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 Rollins. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rollins 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.

Rollins is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

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

  DirectionDistance
Mason     (The home county for Rollins)
      Baden   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Upland   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Kanawha
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Putnam
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wood
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - you should note 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 Rollins:

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 Mason County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       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    
Washington 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 Mason County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mason 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 ...
      Kentucky
      Ohio

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rollins ...

While our initial data for Rollins came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rollins in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find 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 Rollins.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Rollins:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Rollins.
      See our Misc Page for Rollins for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rollins. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Rollins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rollins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rollins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8054, Longitude: -81.9501     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rollins 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Rollins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rollins.