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Our Genealogical Helper for School House ...

So far, we have found very little information about School House. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added School House to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with School House, please Contact Us.

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 School House (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 School House. 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 School House ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around School House.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of School House, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for School House.

Cemeteries Near School House ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of School House.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Letart Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Yonker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Peter Fry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Upper Flats - White Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rickard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zuspan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zirkle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hoschar 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.

School House itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Ripley Landing   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from School House
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Ripley Landing had railroad service and no post office
Cottageville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from School House
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Cottageville had a post office and railroad service
Plants (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from School House
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Plants had a post office and no railroad service
Letart Falls (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from School House
 - 1895 population of 153 people
 - Letart Falls had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Huntsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from School House
 - Huntsville had a post office and no railroad service
Letart   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from School House
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Letart had a post office and railroad service
Angerona   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from School House
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Angerona had a post office and railroad service
Willow Grove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willow Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from School House
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service
Saxon (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from School House
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Saxon had a post office and no railroad service
Baden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from School House
 - Baden 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 School House. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring School House 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of School House is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 School House. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to School House:

Jackson     (The home county for School House)
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dundas (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zaleski (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 - 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 School House:

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:

Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun 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    
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    
Jackson 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     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for School House ...

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

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 School House:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
The GNIS database contains an entry for School House.
      See our Misc Page for School House for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 School House, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in School House. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- School House) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in School House. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8776, Longitude: -81.8737     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for School House have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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