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Our Genealogical Helper for Rutledge ...

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 Rutledge (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 Rutledge. 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 Rutledge ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rutledge.

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

Cemeteries Near Rutledge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rutledge.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunter Cemetery 2   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Younger Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW French Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thurston 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 Rutledge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rutledge.

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

Kanawha City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Rutledge
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
South Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Rutledge
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Malden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Rutledge
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Mink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Rutledge
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jarrett   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Rutledge
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Rutledge
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Rutledge
 - Aarons 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 Rutledge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Rutledge 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Rutledge is located in 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 Rutledge. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rutledge:

  DirectionDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for Rutledge)
      Airport Village   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Belle   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
 
Boone
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eden   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Racine   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johns   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Fayette
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mason
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Putnam
      Poca   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Rutledge:

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    
Cabell 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    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia 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 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 ...
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Search for a Community located in West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutledge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3643, Longitude: -81.5404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rutledge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rutledge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rutledge.