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Our Genealogical Helper for Seaman ...

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 Seaman (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 Seaman. 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 Seaman ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seaman.

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

Cemeteries Near Seaman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seaman.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Archer 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, Seaman had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Reedy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Seaman
 - Reedy had a post office and no railroad service
Liverpool   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Seaman
 - Liverpool had a post office and no railroad service
Peewee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Seaman
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Peewee had a post office and no railroad service
Lucile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seaman
 - Lucile had a post office and railroad service
Zackville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Seaman
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Zackville had a post office and no railroad service
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Seaman
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
Peniel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Seaman
 - Peniel had a post office and no railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seaman
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Seaman
 - Marshall 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 Seaman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seaman 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 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 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.

Seaman 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 Seaman. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Seaman:

Roane     (The home county for Seaman)
      Reedy   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Spencer   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Seaman:

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    
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    
Pleasants 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    
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    
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 Seaman ...

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

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 Seaman:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Seaman.
      See our Misc Page for Seaman for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seaman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9034, Longitude: -81.4604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seaman 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 Seaman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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