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Our Genealogical Helper for Sleith ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sleith. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sleith to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sleith, please Contact Us.

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 Sleith (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 Sleith. 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 Sleith ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sleith.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sleith, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sleith.

Cemeteries Near Sleith ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sleith.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Houston - Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stumble Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Strange Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bealls Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Otter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Engel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarvis 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.

Sleith itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sleith
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
Rosedale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sleith
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sleith
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Frametown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sleith
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Frametown had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sleith
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sleith
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
Progress - Historic   [Map]
 - While Progress was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sleith
 - Progress had a post office and no railroad service
Ira   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sleith
 - Ira 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 Sleith. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sleith 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sleith is historic, it would have been located within present day Braxton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

Braxton     (The home county for Sleith)
      Clem   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Handley   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tolbert   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Sleith:

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 Braxton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph 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    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

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 Sleith:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Sleith.
      See our Misc Page for Sleith for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sleith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Sleith. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sleith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sleith. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6793, Longitude: -80.9465     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sleith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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