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Our Genealogical Helper for Scary ...

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 Scary (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 Scary. 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 Scary ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scary.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scary, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scary.

Cemeteries Near Scary ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scary.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Thurston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley View 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Scary had a post office and railroad service.

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

Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scary
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Poca   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Scary
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Scary
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scary
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Scary
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Scary
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Teays   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Scary
 - Teays had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scary
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield 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 Scary. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scary 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 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.

Scary is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Scary)
      Poca   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Scary:

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 Putnam 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    
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    
Kanawha 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      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd 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    
Meigs 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 Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Scary ...

While our initial data for Scary came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Scary in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Scary.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Scary:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Scary.
      See our Misc Page for Scary for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scary. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4373, Longitude: -81.8551     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Scary, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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