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Our Genealogy Helper for Ruthdale ...

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 Ruthdale (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ruthdale. 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.

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Ruthdale is located in Kanawha County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Ruthdale)
    • South Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Charleston
      • South Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Charleston<3>
    • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Lake Village
      • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Lake Village
    • Dunbar [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbar
      • Dunbar [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,951 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunbar<3>
    • Charleston [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Jefferson [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
      • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<3>
    • Kanawha City [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha City
      • Kanawha City [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha City
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
      • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<3>
    • Sattes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sattes
      • Sattes [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sattes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sattes
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado
    • Airport Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
      • Airport Village [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
      • Airport Village has also been known as:
      • Airport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<3>
  • Boone County
    • Dartmont [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dartmont
      • Dartmont [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmont
    • Emmons [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmons
      • Emmons [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmons
    • Grippe [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grippe
      • Grippe [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grippe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grippe
    • Ashford [Boone County]
    • Rumble [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumble
      • Rumble [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumble
    • Brushton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushton
      • Brushton [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushton
    • Easly [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easly
      • Easly [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Easly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easly
    • Johns [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
      • Johns [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
    • Nellis [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nellis
      • Nellis [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nellis
    • Peytona [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peytona
      • Peytona [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peytona
    • Racine [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
      • Racine [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
    • Ridgeview [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Boone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
  • Cabell County
    • Culloden [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culloden
      • Culloden [Cabell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culloden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culloden
    • Milton [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cabell County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,523 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Fudges Creek [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fudges Creek
      • Fudges Creek [Cabell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fudges Creek
    • Yates Crossing [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Crossing
      • Yates Crossing [Cabell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Crossing
    • Barboursville [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barboursville
      • Barboursville [Cabell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,228 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barboursville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barboursville<3>
    • Huntington [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntington
      • Huntington [Cabell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington<3>
  • Clay County
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Romance [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romance
      • Romance [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romance
    • Kenna [Jackson County]
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Statts Mills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statts Mills
      • Statts Mills [Jackson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Statts Mills
    • Ripley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<3>
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Myra [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myra
      • Myra [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myra
    • West Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hamlin
      • West Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hamlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hamlin
    • Sheridan [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
    • Wewanta [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wewanta
      • Wewanta [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wewanta
  • Logan County
    • Banco [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banco
      • Banco [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banco
    • Big Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
  • Mason County
    • Upland [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Mason County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Arbuckle [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbuckle
      • Arbuckle [Mason County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arbuckle
    • Leon [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leon
      • Leon [Mason County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leon
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Scott Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott Village
      • Scott Village [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott Village
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Teays Village [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Village
      • Teays Village [Putnam County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Village
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
    • Paradise [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<3>
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Raleigh County
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
  • Roane County
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Spencer [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Roane County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<3>
  • Wayne County
    • Wayne [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayne
      • Wayne [Wayne County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wayne<3>
  • Gallia County (OH)
    • Crown City [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
      • Crown City [Gallia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
  • Lawrence County (OH)
    • Athalia [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athalia
      • Athalia [Lawrence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 353 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athalia
    • Proctorville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctorville
      • Proctorville [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctorville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctorville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctorville<3>
    • Chesapeake [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Lawrence County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ruthdale ...

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 107 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ruthdale.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ruthdale:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Ohio
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Ruthdale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ruthdale.

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

  • Graceland Memorial Park
  • French Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the French Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the French Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Cemetery
  • Childress Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Childress Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Childress Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childress Cemetery
  • Cobbs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobbs Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cobbs Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Cemetery
  • Grandview Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandview Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mt. Joy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Joy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Joy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Joy Cemetery
    • Adkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adkins Cemetery
    • Glendale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glendale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glendale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale Cemetery
    • Bays Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bays Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bays Cemetery
    • Thurston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thurston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thurston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurston Cemetery
    • Bess Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bess Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bess Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bess Cemetery
    • St. Matthews Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthews Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Matthews Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Matthews Church Cemetery
    • Martin / Dunlap Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martin / Dunlap Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martin / Dunlap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin / Dunlap Cemetery
    • Forks of Coal Memorial Park

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.<6>

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

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

  • Davis Creek [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davis Creek
    • Davis Creek [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Davis Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davis Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davis Creek
  • Spring Hill [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hill<3>
  • Mound [Kanawha County] - Historic
    • While Mound was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
    • Mound [Kanawha County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mound had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • South Ruffner [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Ruffner
    • South Ruffner [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Ruffner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Ruffner
  • Charleston [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,742 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,879 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Charleston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
  • Saint Albans [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Albans
    • Saint Albans [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,375 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,763 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Albans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Albans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Albans<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Kanawha City [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha City
      • Kanawha City [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha City
    • Sattes [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sattes
      • Sattes [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sattes had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sattes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sattes
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado
    • Malden [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
      • Malden [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Ruthdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 355 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Malden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<3>
    • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Fork
      • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rocky Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
    • Scary [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scary
      • Scary [Putnam County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Scary had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scary
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ruthdale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 284 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Poca had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Mink [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink
      • Mink [Kanawha County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ruthdale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mink had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ruthdale. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ruthdale.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruthdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruthdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3198, Longitude: -81.7229       In this case, the coordinates for Ruthdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Ruthdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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