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Sigman, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sigman ...

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 Sigman (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 Sigman. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Sigman is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Sigman)
  Liberty   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Bancroft   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Emmons   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grippe   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ashford   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dartmont   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rumble   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brushton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Easly   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Horse Creek Junction   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Julian   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nellis   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bloomingrose   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Johns   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Barboursville   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Orma   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clay   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ravenswood   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Charleston   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sod   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Leon   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Baden   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Upland   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mason   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
  Athalia (OH)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Proctorville (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sigman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sigman.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  ENE Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Sissonville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  S Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sigman ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sigman.

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

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, Sigman had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sigman
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Paradise   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sigman
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
Confidence   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Sigman
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
Extra   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sigman
 - Extra had a post office and no railroad service
Hugo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sigman
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sigman
 - Plymouth had a post office and railroad service
Bancroft   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sigman
 - Bancroft had railroad service and no post office
Goldtown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sigman
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sigman
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office

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

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 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 - 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 Sigman:

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 Putnam County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Calhoun County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



Mason County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Gallia County (OH):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (OH):     Cyndi's



Meigs County (OH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Sigman:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sigman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5818, Longitude: -81.7590     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sigman 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 Sigman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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