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Our Genealogical Helper for Skidmore ...

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 Skidmore (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 Skidmore. 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 Skidmore ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Skidmore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Skidmore, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Skidmore.

Cemeteries Near Skidmore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Skidmore.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Southall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Siniaville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Waybright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Casto - Crane Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Easter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairplain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pantell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodfell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harpold Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wolfe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grass Lick Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Ripley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shamblen Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chase Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Moss Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Centerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Paxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fletcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Godby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shamblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Garrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Skeen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shadydale Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Rock Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Siders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Counts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kiser Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Presley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottageville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fisher Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  S Koontz Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mangus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hackney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gandee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Independence 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 Skidmore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Skidmore.

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

Fairplain   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - Fairplain had a post office and no railroad service
Statts Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Statts Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Hereford   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Hereford had a post office and no railroad service
Parchment Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Parchment Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Given   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Skidmore
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Given had a post office and no railroad service
Kenna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Skidmore
 - Kenna had a post office and no railroad service
Belgrove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Skidmore
 - Belgrove had a post office and no railroad service
Gay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Skidmore
 - Gay had a post office and no railroad service
Louther   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Skidmore
 - Louther had a post office and no railroad service
Edgar - Historic   [Map]
 - While Edgar was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Skidmore
 - Edgar 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 Skidmore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Skidmore 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 and doctors 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.

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

Jackson     (The home county for Skidmore)
      Ripley   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clem   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Orma   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Leon   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mason   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Skidmore:

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 Jackson 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    
Kanawha 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    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie 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    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       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    
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 Jackson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of 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
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Find a Community in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7606, Longitude: -81.6460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore 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 Skidmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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