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Our Genealogy Helper for Sewell Knob (aka 'Swell Knob') ...

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

We've added Sewell Knob to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sewell Knob, 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 Sewell Knob (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 Sewell Knob. 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.

Name Variations for Sewell Knob ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Sewell Knob has also been known as: Swell Knob.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sewell Knob is historic, it would have been located within present day Fayette County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Sewell Knob)
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
      • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Stonecliff has also been known as:
      • Stone Cliff
    • Newlyn [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlyn
      • Newlyn [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlyn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thurmond [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
      • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<5>
    • Concho [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concho
      • Concho [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concho have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concho
    • Harvey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Prince [Fayette County]
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<5>
    • Whipple [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipple
      • Whipple [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whipple
    • Oak Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Hill<5>
  • Boone County
    • Janie [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
      • Janie [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Former name for Janie:
      • Mordue
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janie
    • Whitesville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesville
      • Whitesville [Boone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Former names for Whitesville:
      • Jarrods Valley
      • Pritchard City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesville<5>
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<5>
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Lindytown [Boone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindytown
      • Lindytown [Boone County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Cabot [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabot
      • Cabot [Boone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabot
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Seth [Boone County]
  • Clay County
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<5>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<5>
    • McRoss [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRoss
      • McRoss [Greenbrier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRoss
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Hines [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hines
      • Hines [Greenbrier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Vale [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vale
      • Vale [Greenbrier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vale
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<5>
    • Crichton [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crichton
      • Crichton [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crichton
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
    • Kieffer [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kieffer
      • Kieffer [Greenbrier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kieffer
    • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Junction
      • Brushy Junction [Greenbrier County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brushy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Kanawha County
    • Carbon [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
      • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<5>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
  • McDowell County
    • Northfork [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfork
      • Northfork [McDowell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northfork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northfork<5>
  • Mercer County
    • Athens [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<5>
    • Matoaka [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matoaka
      • Matoaka [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matoaka have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matoaka
    • Princeton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<5>
  • Monroe County
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 539 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<5>
  • Nicholas County
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaser Junction
      • Peaser Junction [Nicholas County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peaser Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Odell Town [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell Town
      • Odell Town [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Odell Town has also been known as:
      • Odell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell Town
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<5>
    • Tolbert [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolbert
      • Tolbert [Nicholas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolbert
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<5>
    • Richwood [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richwood
      • Richwood [Nicholas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richwood<5>
  • Raleigh County
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Stanaford [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanaford
      • Stanaford [Raleigh County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanaford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanaford
    • Skelton [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skelton
      • Skelton [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skelton
    • White Stick [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stick
      • White Stick [Raleigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stick
    • Clifftop [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifftop
      • Clifftop [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifftop
    • Sprague [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprague
      • Sprague [Raleigh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprague
    • Beaver [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Former name for Beaver:
      • Glen Hedrick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<5>
    • Beckley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckley
      • Beckley [Raleigh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,805 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beckley<5>
  • Summers County
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
      • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
    • Hinton [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinton
      • Hinton [Summers County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hinton<5>
    • Bellepoint [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellepoint
      • Bellepoint [Summers County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellepoint
    • Bargers Springs [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bargers Springs
      • Bargers Springs [Summers County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bargers Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bargers Springs
    • Forest Hill [Summers County]
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Wyoming County
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<5>
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<5>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<5>
  • Giles County (VA)
    • Glen Lyn [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Lyn
      • Glen Lyn [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Lyn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Lyn
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Sewell Knob ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sewell Knob.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sewell Knob, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sewell Knob.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sewell Knob:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Virginia
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Sewell Knob ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sewell Knob.

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

  • Hilltop Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilltop Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilltop Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop Cemetery
  • Royal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Royal Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Royal Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Cemetery
  • High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Lawn Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Lawn Memorial Park
  • Layland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Layland Cemetery
    • Layland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob.
    • Layland Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Chestnut Knob Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layland Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Beechnut Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beechnut Cemetery
    • Beechnut Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob.
    • Beechnut Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Charles Harrah Cemetery
    • Harrah Cemetery
    • Jim Harrah Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beechnut Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2608668<6>
  • Continue List ...
    • Anderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Anderson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
    • Smailes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smailes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smailes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smailes Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smailes Cemetery
    • Bays Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bays Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bays Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bays Cemetery
    • Pierce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pierce Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
    • Goddard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goddard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goddard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goddard Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goddard Cemetery
    • Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peters Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Cemetery
    • Huse Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huse Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Huse Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Huse Memorial Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huse Memorial Cemetery
    • Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens
    • William Kidwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the William Kidwell Cemetery
      • William Kidwell Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob.
      • William Kidwell Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Kidwell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on William Kidwell Cemetery

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.

While we didn't find Sewell Knob in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sewell Knob.

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

  • Stonecliff [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Stonecliff was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecliff
    • Stonecliff [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stonecliff had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stonecliff. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Stonecliff has also been known as:
    • Stone Cliff
  • Claremont [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
    • Claremont [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Claremont had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
  • Alaska [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Alaska was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
    • Alaska [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Sewell Knob
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alaska had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rush Run [Fayette County] - Historic
    • While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
    • Rush Run [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • McKendree [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKendree
    • McKendree [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McKendree had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKendree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKendree
  • Thurmond [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmond
    • Thurmond [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thurmond<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Fire Creek [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Fire Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fire Creek
      • Fire Creek [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fire Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fire Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beury [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beury
      • Beury [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beury had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beury
    • Dimmock [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dimmock
      • Dimmock [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dimmock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimmock
    • Prince [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prince
      • Prince [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Prince had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prince
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prince<5>
    • East Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While East Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sewell
      • East Sewell [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Sewell Knob
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hope<5>
    • Quinnimont [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinnimont
      • Quinnimont [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Sewell Knob
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinnimont
    • Sewell [Fayette County] - Historic
      • While Sewell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewell
      • Sewell [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sewell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gatewood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Sewell Knob
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatewood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatewood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sewell Knob. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sewell Knob.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

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 Sewell Knob, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sewell Knob) 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 Sewell Knob. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sewell KnobOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sewell Knob. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9285, Longitude: -81.0655    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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