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Our Genealogical Helper for Salt Hill ...

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 Salt Hill (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 Salt Hill. 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 Salt Hill ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salt Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Salt Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salt Hill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairplain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Casto - Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Southall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Waybright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem 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 Salt Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Salt Hill.

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

Fairplain   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Salt Hill
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Fairplain had a post office and no railroad service
 
Parchment Valley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Salt Hill
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Parchment Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Given   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Salt Hill
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Given had a post office and no railroad service
 
Statts Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Salt Hill
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hereford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Salt Hill
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hereford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mentor - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mentor was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Salt Hill
 - Mentor had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evans   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Salt Hill
 - Evans had a post office and railroad service
 
Edgar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Edgar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Salt Hill
 - Edgar 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 Salt Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Salt Hill 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 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.

Salt Hill is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jackson     (The home county for Salt Hill)
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Boone
      Emmons   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Calhoun
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Clay
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Kanawha
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mason
      Baden   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Putnam
      Liberty   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Ritchie
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Wirt
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Wood
      Slate   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Salt Hill:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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    
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    
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    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       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 Jackson 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 Jackson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from West Virginia
 
Also see Diaster Stories for ...
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7776, Longitude: -81.6851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salt Hill 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 Salt Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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