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Our Genealogical Helper for Sharlow ...

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 Sharlow (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 Sharlow. 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 Sharlow ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharlow.

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

Cemeteries Near Sharlow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sharlow.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Porter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Bloomingrose Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mechanics & Miners Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Fauber Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Coon Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Foster Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Bowen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Drawdy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Kirk Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bias Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Burnside - Byrnside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oxley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Snodgrass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Lloyd Wesley Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pineview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Atkins - Javins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Little White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Perdue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Dolin Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cooper's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Gomez Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Lawson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dolin   [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 Sharlow in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sharlow.

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

Racine   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sharlow
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Racine had a post office and no railroad service
Peytona   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sharlow
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Peytona had a post office and no railroad service
Nelson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sharlow
 - Nelson had a post office and no railroad service
Winifrede   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sharlow
 - Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
Foster   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sharlow
 - Foster had a post office and no railroad service
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sharlow
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
Dry Branch   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sharlow
 - Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sharlow
 - 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 Sharlow. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sharlow in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

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

Boone     (The home county for Sharlow)
      Comfort   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Eden   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Racine   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Seth   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Kirbyton   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hopkins Fork   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fosterville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Johns   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coopertown   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Acme   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Malden   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   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   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uno   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Sharlow:

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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharlow. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1333, Longitude: -81.6331     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharlow have been estimated.

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

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