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Our Genealogical Helper for Shatto ...

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 Shatto (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 Shatto. 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 Shatto ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shatto.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shatto, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shatto.

Cemeteries Near Shatto ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shatto.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Waybright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairplain Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Southall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Casto - Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cossin 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 Shatto in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Shatto.

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

Hereford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shatto
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hereford had a post office and no railroad service
Fairplain   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shatto
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Fairplain had a post office and no railroad service
Parchment Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shatto
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Parchment Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Statts Mills   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shatto
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Given   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shatto
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Given had a post office and no railroad service
Mentor - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mentor was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shatto
 - Mentor had a post office and no railroad service
Gay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shatto
 - Gay had a post office and no railroad service
Louther   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Shatto
 - Louther had a post office and no railroad service
Belgrove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shatto
 - Belgrove 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 Shatto. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shatto 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 hospitals and 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.

Shatto is located in Jackson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jackson County: Meigs (OH), Kanawha, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt & Wood.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Shatto)
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Poca   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Shatto:

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 Jackson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Jackson 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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shatto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7901, Longitude: -81.6548     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shatto 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 Shatto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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