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Our Genealogical Helper for Rushville ...

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 Rushville (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 Rushville. 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 Rushville ...

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 Rushville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rushville, 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 Rushville.

Cemeteries Near Rushville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rushville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ritchea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cromwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Abbott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Larch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holbert Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Barnhouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Payne Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCroskey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Armstead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Patton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ashley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Amma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Pine 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 Rushville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rushville.

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

Looneyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Rushville
 - 1895 population of 41 people
 - Looneyville had a post office and no railroad service
Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Rushville
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Rushville
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Gandeeville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Rushville
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville had a post office and no railroad service
Roxalana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Rushville
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
Schilling   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rushville
 - Schilling had a post office and no railroad service
Walton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rushville
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Walton had a post office and no railroad service
Countsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Rushville
 - Countsville had a post office and no railroad service
Kester - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kester was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Rushville
 - Kester 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 Rushville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rushville 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.

Rushville is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Rushville)
      Spencer   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Malden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Rushville:

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 Roane 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    
Gilmer 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    
Mason 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    
Ritchie 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    
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 Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rushville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7006, Longitude: -81.3390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rushville 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 Rushville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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