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Our Genealogical Helper for Six Hill ...

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 Six Hill (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 Six Hill. 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 Six Hill ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Six Hill.

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

Cemeteries Near Six Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Six Hill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Six Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lynch Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Heck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairmont Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Swisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Indian Creek Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rexroach Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Elfritz Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goose Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Metz Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Haught Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riddles Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Layfields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellenboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Nutter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cunningham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Betheny Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ingram Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Beckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frederick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pullman Churchyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hardman Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Buzzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Nine Mile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Greenhill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive 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 Six Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Six Hill.

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

Cairo   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Six Hill
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 267 people in 2016)
 - Cairo had a post office and railroad service
 
Cokeleys   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Six Hill
 - Cokeleys had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornwallis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Six Hill
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Cornwallis had a post office and railroad service
 
Hartley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Six Hill
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cantwell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Six Hill
 - Cantwell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Six Hill
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,750 people in 2016)
 - Harrisville had railroad service and no post office
 
Nutter Farm   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Six Hill
 - Nutter Farm had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellenboro   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Six Hill
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 346 people in 2016)
 - Ellenboro 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 Six Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Six Hill 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 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.

Six Hill is located in Ritchie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ritchie County: Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Pleasants, Tyler, Wirt & Wood.

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

  DirectionDistance
Ritchie     (The home county for Six Hill)
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Harrisville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Braxton
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clem   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Doddridge
      West Union   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Gilmer
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Harrison
      Salem   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Weston   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Roane
      Reedy   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Tyler
      Friendly   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Wetzel
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bane   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barker   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithfield   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bebee   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Wirt
      Freeport   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Wood
      Kanawha   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Meigs (OH)
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe (OH)
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Noble (OH)
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Six Hill:

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 Ritchie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel 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    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble 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 Ritchie County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Ritchie 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
 
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Find a Community within West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Six Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1942, Longitude: -81.1326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Six Hill 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Six Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Six Hill.