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Our Genealogical Helper for Rosina ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rosina. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rosina to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rosina, please Contact Us.




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 Rosina (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 Rosina. 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 Rosina ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rosina.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rosina, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rosina.

Cemeteries Near Rosina ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rosina.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hinkle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Proctor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Koontz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Clendenin Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reamer Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blakley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Osborne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dulls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Shamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hindsman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ida Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cummings Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pierson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Seabolt Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rolling Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Grose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris 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.

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

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

Gazil - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gazil was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rosina
 - Gazil had a post office and no railroad service
 
Apgah - Historic   [Map]
 - While Apgah was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rosina
 - Apgah had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kendalia   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rosina
 - Kendalia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Rosina
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spangler   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Rosina
 - Spangler had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lizemores   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rosina
 - Lizemores had a post office and no railroad service
 
Clendenin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rosina
 - 1895 population of 106 people (with 1,173 people in 2016)
 - Clendenin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Procious   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rosina
 - Procious had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Rosina
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pond Gap   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Rosina
 - Pond Gap 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 Rosina. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rosina 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rosina is historic, it would have been located within present day Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for Rosina)
      Clendenin   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Handley   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Malden   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Boone
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirbyton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Racine   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seth   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orma   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Fayette
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Crichton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hines   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Webster
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wirt
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Rosina:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam 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    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 Kanawha 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 ...
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rosina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Rosina. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rosina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4018, Longitude: -81.2804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rosina.