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Our Genealogical Helper for Schilling ...

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 Schilling (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 Schilling. 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 Schilling ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Schilling.

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

Cemeteries Near Schilling ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Schilling.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW McKown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coe - Holland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clover Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Swank Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kincaid Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Round Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Gandeeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Keffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hascue Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Eplin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deverick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Board Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Droddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sergent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nida Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Criner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vineyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Canterbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Groves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S J Herbert Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Board 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Schilling had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Walnut Grove   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Schilling
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Speed   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Schilling
 - Speed had a post office and no railroad service
Spencer   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Schilling
 - 1895 population of 431 people (with 2,111 people in 2017)
 - Spencer had a post office and railroad service
Buffalolick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buffalolick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Schilling
 - Buffalolick had a post office and no railroad service
Roxalana   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Schilling
 - Roxalana had a post office and no railroad service
Pink   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Schilling
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Pink had a post office and no railroad service
Triplett   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Schilling
 - Triplett had a post office and no railroad service
Gandeeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Schilling
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Gandeeville 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 Schilling. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Schilling 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 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.

Schilling is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Schilling)
      Spencer   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Malden   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Schilling:

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 Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton 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    
Gilmer 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    
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    
Ritchie 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    
Meigs 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 Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane 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 Schilling ...

While our initial data for Schilling came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Schilling 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 Schilling.

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 Schilling:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Schilling.
      See our Misc Page for Schilling for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schilling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7659, Longitude: -81.3204     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schilling 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 Schilling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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