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Our Genealogical Helper for Sissonville ...

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 Sissonville (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 Sissonville. 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 Sissonville ...

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 118 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sissonville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sissonville, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sissonville.

Cemeteries Near Sissonville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sissonville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Sissonville Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE John Beane Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Vandine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Albert E Humphreys Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Slater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hanes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newhouser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Berry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  SW McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thaxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Baxter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fougharty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clendenin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Comer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boggess Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fields Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blackshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wheatcraft Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Withrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shafer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Good Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Donahue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sissonville had a population of 123 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pocatalico   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sissonville
 - Pocatalico had a post office and no railroad service
Legg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sissonville
 - Legg had a post office and no railroad service
Carney - Historic   [Map]
 - While Carney was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sissonville
 - Carney had a post office and no railroad service
Goldtown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sissonville
 - Goldtown had a post office and no railroad service
Aarons   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sissonville
 - Aarons had a post office and no railroad service
Blundon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sissonville
 - Blundon had a post office and no railroad service
Island Branch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sissonville
 - 1895 population of 36 people
 - Island Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Rocky Fork   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sissonville
 - Rocky Fork 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 Sissonville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sissonville 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 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.

Sissonville is located in Kanawha County.

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

Kanawha     (The home county for Sissonville)
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Peytona   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Racine   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sod   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Poca   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Sissonville:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson 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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh 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    
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sissonville ...

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

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 Sissonville:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sissonville.
      See our Misc Page for Sissonville for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

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 starting in Sissonville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sissonville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sissonville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sissonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sissonville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5281, Longitude: -81.6310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sissonville 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 Sissonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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