RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Sharon, West Virginia
(Kanawha County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Sharon ...

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 (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 Sharon. 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.

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 and hospitals 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.

Sharon is located in Kanawha 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 Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  • Kanawha County     (The home county of Sharon)
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Chesapeake [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
      • Chesapeake [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,393 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
  • Boone County
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Sharlow [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharlow
      • Sharlow [Boone County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharlow
    • Hopkins Fork [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopkins Fork
      • Hopkins Fork [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopkins Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopkins Fork
    • Nelson [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Boone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
  • Clay County
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
  • Fayette County
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Smithers [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithers
      • Smithers [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithers<3>
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Dempsey [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dempsey
      • Dempsey [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dempsey
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
    • Pax [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pax
      • Pax [Fayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pax
    • Fayetteville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Fayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
  • Jackson County
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
    • Sod [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sod
      • Sod [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sod
    • Alkol [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkol
      • Alkol [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkol
    • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garretts Bend
      • Garretts Bend [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garretts Bend
    • Yawkey [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yawkey
      • Yawkey [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yawkey
    • Hamlin [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlin
      • Hamlin [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamlin<3>
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
  • Logan County
    • Chapmanville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
      • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<3>
    • Mitchell Heights [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell Heights
      • Mitchell Heights [Logan County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell Heights
    • West Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Logan
      • West Logan [Logan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Logan<3>
    • Logan [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Logan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Wilkinson [Logan County]
    • Whitman [Logan County]
    • Omar [Logan County]
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Morgans Landing [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgans Landing
      • Morgans Landing [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgans Landing
    • Raymond City [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond City
      • Raymond City [Putnam County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond City
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Eleanor [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor
      • Eleanor [Putnam County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eleanor<3>
    • Hurricane [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Putnam County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurricane<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Fairdale [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Raleigh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Skelton [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skelton
      • Skelton [Raleigh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skelton
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Summers County
  • Wyoming County
    • Kopperston [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kopperston
      • Kopperston [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kopperston
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mullens
      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<3>
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Sharon ...

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.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sharon, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sharon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sharon:

  • 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 West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Sharon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sharon.

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

  • Hensley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hensley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hensley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hensley Cemetery
  • Dry Branch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Branch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Branch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch Cemetery
  • Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery
  • Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Slaughter Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slaughter Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slaughter Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaughter Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Shepherd Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Shepherd Church Cemetery
    • Woodland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland Cemetery
    • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
    • Green Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Cemetery
    • Pettry Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Foster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Cemetery
    • Montgomery Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montgomery Memorial Park
      • Montgomery Memorial Park has also been known as:
      • Montgomery Memorial Cemetery
      • Montgomery Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery Memorial Park
    • Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lewis 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.<5>

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

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

  • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Sharon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dry Branch had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
  • Coalburg [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalburg
    • Coalburg [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 520 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalburg
  • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
    • Shrewsbury [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shrewsbury
  • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
  • East Bank [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
    • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Bank had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
  • Handley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
    • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sharon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Handley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
  • Continue List ...
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede Junction
      • Winifrede Junction [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Sharon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winifrede Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede Junction
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Winifrede [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifrede
      • Winifrede [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Sharon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Winifrede had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifrede
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sharon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Eagle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crescent had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sharon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acme had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
      • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Sharon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,432 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carbon

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sharon ...

While our initial data about Sharon came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sharon in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sharon.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sharon. See our Misc Page for Sharon for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1595, Longitude: -81.4471       In this case, the coordinates for Sharon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021