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Our Genealogical Helper for Shanklins Ferry ...

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 Shanklins Ferry (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 Shanklins Ferry. 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 Shanklins Ferry ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shanklins Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shanklins Ferry, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shanklins Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Shanklins Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shanklins Ferry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Mt. Carman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Peterstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dunn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Karnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Hare Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Broyles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakvale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meador 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>

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

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

Neponset   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Neponset had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crumps Bottom   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shanklins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crumps Bottom had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cloverdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Cloverdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Warford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
 
Indian Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Indian Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cashmere   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Cashmere had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ballard   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Shanklins Ferry
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Ballard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elgood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shanklins Ferry
 - Elgood 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 Shanklins Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shanklins Ferry 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Summers     (The home county for Shanklins Ferry)
      Forest Hill   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Fayette
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spring Dale   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Alderson   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ronceverte   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vale   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fairlea   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lewisburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hines   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clendenenville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
McDowell
      Elkhorn   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gary   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Welch   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Mercer
      Athens   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Edison   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hollywood   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Raleigh
      Shady Spring   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Helen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Craig (VA)
      Abbott (VA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pembroke (VA)   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Montgomery (VA)
      Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Merrimac (VA)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Riner (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pilot (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shawsville (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pulaski (VA)
      Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dublin (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pulaski (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Radford City (VA)
      Radford (VA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mill Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Town (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Radford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Little Town (VA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wythe (VA)
      Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wytheville (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Summers County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of 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
 
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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Shanklins Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shanklins Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shanklins Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4765, Longitude: -80.8723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shanklins Ferry 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 Shanklins Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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