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Our Genealogical Helper for Skelton ...

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 Skelton (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 Skelton. 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 Skelton ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skelton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Skelton, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Skelton.

Cemeteries Near Skelton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skelton.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hall Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E William Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Russ Lilly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Covey 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 Skelton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Skelton.

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

Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Skelton
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skelton
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skelton
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skelton
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crow   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Skelton
 - Crow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grandview   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Skelton
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Skelton
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Skelton
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville 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 Skelton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skelton 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.

Skelton is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

  DirectionDistance
Raleigh     (The home county for Skelton)
      Stanaford   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Prosperity   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Beckley   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Harper   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Daniels   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
 
Boone
      Whitesville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Janie   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Keith   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marnie   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pax   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellwood   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hilton Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Vale   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hines   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Richlands   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Kanawha
      Carbon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Logan
      Mallory   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
McDowell
      Keystone   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Mercer
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edison   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mingo
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff City (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Skelton:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Raleigh 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 Raleigh 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 ...
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community within West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8107, Longitude: -81.1873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skelton 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 Skelton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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