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Silverton, West Virginia

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The location of Silverton

Our Genealogy Helper for Silverton ...

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 Silverton (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 Silverton. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Silverton)
  Ravenswood   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Odaville   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Crown City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Orma   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mudfork   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cross Lanes   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Nitro   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Baden   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  New Haven   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartford City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Leon   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mason   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Arbuckle   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Point Pleasant   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Upland   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Buffalo   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Winfield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fraziers Bottom   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bancroft   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Eleanor   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Poca   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raymond City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scott Village   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Teays Valley   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Teays Village   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mineral Acres   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mineral Wells   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lubeck   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pleasant View   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Blennerhassett   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Kanawha   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Parkersburg   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Hills   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Parkers Towne   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Athens (OH)
  Coolville (OH)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Albany (OH)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Armadale (OH)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Athens (OH)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Amesville (OH)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  The Plains (OH)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chauncey (OH)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
  Carlton (OH)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cheshire (OH)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mills Village (OH)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bladen (OH)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vinton (OH)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ewington (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alice (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crown City (OH)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Centerville (OH)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Meigs (OH)
  Racine (OH)   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bashan (OH)   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Keno (OH)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Syracuse (OH)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Middleport (OH)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rutland (OH)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Morgan (OH)
  Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Vinton (OH)
  Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Washington (OH)
  Redbush (OH)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belpre (OH)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sandhill (OH)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marietta (OH)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Devola (OH)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Silverton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Silverton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Beckwith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rankin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lathem Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bicknell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Derenburger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ravenswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Wooley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Barley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Safreed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW DeBussey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesselroad Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rardon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Engle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Jackson County Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wheaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Laucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Middleswart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ankrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blaine Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ottobine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lamps Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Logston Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW DeWitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Braham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vanhorn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ball Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plants Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Letart Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pond Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boso Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rainbow Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Swain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brick Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Longdale Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Silverton ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Silverton.

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

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 Silverton had a population of 51 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Wilding   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Silverton
 - Wilding had a post office and no railroad service
Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Silverton
 - 1895 population of 817 people (with 3,738 people in 2017)
 - Ravenswood had a post office and railroad service
Sandyville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Silverton
 - Sandyville had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant View   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Silverton
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Pleasant View had a post office and railroad service
Mentor - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mentor was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Silverton
 - Mentor had a post office and no railroad service
Sherman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silverton
 - Sherman had a post office and railroad service
Odaville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Silverton
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Odaville had a post office and no railroad service
Nesselroad - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nesselroad was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Silverton
 - Nesselroad had a post office and no railroad service
Portland (OH)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Silverton
 - 1895 population of 158 people
 - Portland 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 Silverton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Silverton in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Silverton:

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



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 Silverton ...

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

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 Silverton:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9262, Longitude: -81.7224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silverton 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 Silverton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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