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Our Genealogical Helper for Sharon Heights ...

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 Sharon Heights (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 Sharon Heights. 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.

Name Variations for Sharon Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

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

  • Typical abbreviation for Sharon Heights: Sharon Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Sharon Heights ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sharon Heights.

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

Cemeteries Near Sharon Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sharon Heights.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Toler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Browning - Grimmet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Simkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rex Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Log Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ritchie & Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Buchanan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Star Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Italy Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cline Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Elk Trace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stacy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Lockhart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lester Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Milty T Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mahon 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.<3>

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

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

Christian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sharon Heights
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sharon Heights
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sharon Heights
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sharon Heights
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sharon Heights
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sharon Heights
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Sun Hill   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Sharon Heights
 - Sun Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sharon Heights
 - Phelps 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 Sharon Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sharon Heights 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 doctors 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.

Sharon Heights is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

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

Mingo     (The home county for Sharon Heights)
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pie   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Musick   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Man   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Helen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bud   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pike (KY)
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      McVeigh (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Russell (VA)
      Russell (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dye (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Raven (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Richlands (VA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cedar Bluff (VA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Sharon Heights:

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 Mingo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh 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    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell 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 Mingo County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mingo 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 ...

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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 that starts in Sharon Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6379, Longitude: -81.9371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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