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Sherman, West Virginia

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The location of Sherman

Our Genealogy Helper for Sherman ...

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 Sherman (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 Sherman. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

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

Jackson     (The home county for Sherman)
  Ravenswood   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Flatwoods   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Orma   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mason   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Upland   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Marys   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chauncey (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Truetown (OH)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jackson (OH)
  Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stockport (OH)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Moonville (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hope (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Zaleski (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beverly (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lowell (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sherman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sherman.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sherman covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Isabelle Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Congrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reedsville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hawley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lowdell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seebaugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wigal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kibble Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Keno Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cowdery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Broad Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Twomey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fleak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Engels Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ft. Belleville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Humphrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Worthen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ridenour Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flatwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Syracuse Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sherman ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sherman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sherman, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sherman.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sherman had a post office and railroad service.

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

Skull Run   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Sherman
 - Skull Run had a post office and no railroad service
Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Sherman
 - 1895 population of 817 people (with 3,738 people in 2017)
 - Ravenswood had a post office and railroad service
Nesselroad - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nesselroad was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sherman
 - Nesselroad had a post office and no railroad service
Great Bend (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sherman
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Great Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant View   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sherman
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant View had a post office and railroad service
Silverton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sherman
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Silverton had a post office and railroad service
Willowdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sherman
 - Willowdale had a post office and no railroad service
Hazael (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sherman
 - Hazael had a post office and no railroad service
Willow Grove - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willow Grove was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sherman
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Willow Grove had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sherman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sherman in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Pleasants County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's



Athens County (OH):     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Jackson County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's



Morgan County (OH):     Cyndi's



Vinton County (OH):     Cyndi's



Washington County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sherman ...

While our initial data about Sherman came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sherman 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 Sherman.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Sherman:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherman. 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. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sherman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9917, Longitude: -81.7618     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherman 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 Sherman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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