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Our Genealogical Helper for Russet ...

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 Russet (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 Russet. 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 Russet ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Russet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Russet, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Russet.

Cemeteries Near Russet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Russet.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Waggoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cloverleaf Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fluharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Keyster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Woodford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maze Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stalman 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 Russet in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Russet.

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

Henrietta   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russet
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Russet
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Russet
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Sycamore had a post office and no railroad service
Stumptown   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Russet
 - Stumptown had a post office and no railroad service
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Russet
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 531 people in 2017)
 - Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
Altizer   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Russet
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
White Pine   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Russet
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - White Pine had a post office and no railroad service
Arnoldsburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Russet
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg 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 Russet. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Russet 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Russet is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Russet)
      Grantsville   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Russet:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur 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    
Wood County:       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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun 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 ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8731, Longitude: -81.0565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russet 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 Russet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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