A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Seminole, West Virginia
(Summers County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WV

The location of Seminole

Our Genealogy Helper for Seminole ...

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 Seminole (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Seminole. 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.

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 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.

Seminole is located in Summers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

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

Summers     (The home county for Seminole)
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bellepoint   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hilton Village   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vale   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hines   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clendenenville   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bud   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Craig (VA)
  Abbott (VA)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Castle (VA)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (VA)
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Riner (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Radford City (VA)
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wythe (VA)
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Seminole ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seminole.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Seminole covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Lilly - Crews Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Restwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Karnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pence Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Seminole ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seminole.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seminole, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seminole.

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 Seminole in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Seminole.

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

Indian Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Seminole
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Warford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Seminole
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
Crumps Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
Forest Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Forest Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Buck   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seminole
 - Buck had a post office and no railroad service
Mercers Saltworks - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mercers Saltworks was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Seminole
 - Mercers Saltworks had a post office and no railroad service
Neponset   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Seminole
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
Packs Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Seminole
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
True   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
Ballard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Seminole
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ballard 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 Seminole. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seminole in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites of Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Seminole:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Craig County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Montgomery County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pulaski County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Radford City (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wythe County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seminole. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5551, Longitude: -80.8417     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seminole have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Seminole, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2018
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 03 Jan 2019