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Our Genealogical Helper for Saltpetre ...

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 Saltpetre (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 Saltpetre. 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 Saltpetre ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saltpetre.

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

Cemeteries Near Saltpetre ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saltpetre.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W See Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cartmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Artrip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frasher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Preece Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Emerson - Stratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Noe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Billups Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watts & Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Joels Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crabtree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bartram Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smoky Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McClure Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Preston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Christian Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Five Forks Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  W Busseyville United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Twin Bottom Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  S Hammond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sammons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kinner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lycans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE John Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stiltner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lower Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Upper Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Plymal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hutchison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lakin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Matovich Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buffalo Horn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dan Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Marilyn Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hewlett Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Yatesville Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Bradley Gap Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mattie - Wilbur Road Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  SSW Moses Preston Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pack Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Zelda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ramey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wronk Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blaine Creek Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  WNW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Moore Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thompson Hollow Cemetery (?)   [Map]     
  NNW Hatton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fluty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Finley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Longpoint Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Napier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Community Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  N Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chaffin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Prince 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 Saltpetre in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Saltpetre.

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

Effie   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Effie had a post office and no railroad service
Summit (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
Fort Gay   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 673 people in 2017)
 - Fort Gay had a post office and no railroad service
Louisa (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 834 people (with 2,412 people in 2017)
 - Louisa had a post office and railroad service
Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Walbridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Saltpetre
 - Walbridge had railroad service and no post office
Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Maynard was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Saltpetre
 - Maynard had a post office and no railroad service
Clifford (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Saltpetre
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Clifford had a post office and no railroad service
Genoa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Saltpetre
 - Genoa had a post office and no railroad service
Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gallup was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Saltpetre
 - Gallup 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 Saltpetre. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Saltpetre 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 east 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.

Saltpetre is located in Wayne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wayne County: Boyd (KY), Lawrence (KY), Martin (KY), Lawrence (OH), Cabell, Lincoln & Mingo.

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

Wayne     (The home county for Saltpetre)
      Fort Gay   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Layville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Manila   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turtle Creek   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Havana   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Julian   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harts   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sod   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Banco   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Holden   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Omar   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Carter (KY)
      Jeriel (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Willard (KY)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Denton (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mount Savage (KY)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hitchins (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grahn (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Olive Hill (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Carter (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boone Furnace (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Elliott (KY)
      Isonville (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newfoundland (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bell City (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sandy Hook (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Auxier (KY)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Watergap (KY)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blue River (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hopewell (KY)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argillite (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wurtland (KY)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenup (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lloyd (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nippa (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wittensville (KY)   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flatgap (KY)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sitka (KY)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paintsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Staffordsville (KY)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keaton (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Busseyville (KY)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Ivory (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Evergreen (KY)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Magoffin (KY)
      Lacey (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Painters Lick (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wheelersburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falcon (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cisco (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marshallville (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Salyersville (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Edna (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elsie (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gapville (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Royalton (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Martin (KY)
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Morgan (KY)
      Ophir (KY)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crockett (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jeptha (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkfork (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wrigley (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Liberty (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (KY)
      Varney (KY)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sidney (KY)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Canada (KY)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blair Town (KY)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Coal Run Village (KY)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Rowan (KY)
      Elliottville (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Saltpetre:

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 Wayne 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    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carter County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elliott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Magoffin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rowan County (KY):       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wayne 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saltpetre. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Saltpetre. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saltpetre) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saltpetre. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0820, Longitude: -82.5474     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saltpetre 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 Saltpetre, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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