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Our Genealogical Helper for Seth ...

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 Seth (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 Seth. 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 Seth ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seth.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Seth, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Seth.

Cemeteries Near Seth ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seth.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Van Buren Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Sight Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


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

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

Comfort   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seth
 - Comfort had a post office and no railroad service
Racine   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Seth
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Seth
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Seth
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Seth
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Seth
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Seth
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Seth
 - Gordon 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 Seth. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Seth 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 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.

Seth is located in Boone County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Boone County: Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Raleigh & Wyoming.

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

Boone     (The home county for Seth)
      Comfort   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Eden   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Sharlow   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Kirbyton   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Fosterville   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Racine   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hopkins Fork   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Nelson   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Acme   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Seth:

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 Boone County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Mingo 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    
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    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Seth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1131, Longitude: -81.6216     [Map].

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

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