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Our Genealogy Helper for Smithers ...

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 Smithers (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Smithers. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Smithers is primarily located in Fayette County. A portion of Smithers extends into Kanawha County.

To see how the shape of West Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  • Fayette County     (The home county of Smithers)
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Cannelton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannelton
      • Cannelton [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannelton
    • Montgomery [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Kimberly [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
      • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carbon
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Elkridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
      • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
    • McDunn [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McDunn
      • McDunn [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDunn
    • Beckwith [Fayette County]
    • Ansted [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansted
      • Ansted [Fayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ansted have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ansted<3>
  • Boone County
    • Joes Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joes Creek
      • Joes Creek [Boone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joes Creek
    • Coopertown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopertown
      • Coopertown [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopertown
    • Orgas [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orgas
      • Orgas [Boone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orgas
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Sylvester [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylvester
      • Sylvester [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylvester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvester<3>
    • Comfort [Boone County]
    • Eden [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Fosterville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fosterville
      • Fosterville [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fosterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fosterville
    • Kirbyton [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyton
      • Kirbyton [Boone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyton
    • Seth [Boone County]
    • Elk Run Junction [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Run Junction
      • Elk Run Junction [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Run Junction
    • Bloomingrose [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingrose
      • Bloomingrose [Boone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingrose
  • Clay County
    • Elkhurst [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhurst
      • Elkhurst [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhurst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhurst
    • Hartland [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Procious [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Procious
      • Procious [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Procious
    • Clay [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Clay County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<3>
    • Valley Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Fork
      • Valley Fork [Clay County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Fork
    • Harrison [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Clay County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
  • Greenbrier County
    • Rainelle [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainelle
      • Rainelle [Greenbrier County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainelle<3>
    • Charmco [Greenbrier County]
    • Quinwood [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinwood
      • Quinwood [Greenbrier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinwood
    • Rupert [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Greenbrier County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Crawley [Greenbrier County]
  • Jackson County
  • Kanawha County
    • Handley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
      • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
    • Pratt [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt
      • Pratt [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<3>
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
    • Ronda [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronda
      • Ronda [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronda
    • Dry Branch [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Branch
      • Dry Branch [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Branch
    • East Bank [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bank
      • East Bank [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bank
    • Eskdale [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eskdale
      • Eskdale [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eskdale
    • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin Creek
      • Cabin Creek [Kanawha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek
    • Witcher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Witcher
      • Witcher [Kanawha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Witcher
    • Acme [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Kanawha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
  • Lincoln County
    • Alum Creek [Lincoln County]
    • Priestley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Priestley
      • Priestley [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Priestley
  • Nicholas County
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Beech Glen [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Glen
      • Beech Glen [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Glen
    • Zela [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zela
      • Zela [Nicholas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zela
    • Morrison [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Nicholas County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summersville
      • Summersville [Nicholas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summersville<3>
    • Snow Hill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Nicholas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Muddlety [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddlety
      • Muddlety [Nicholas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddlety
    • Nettie [Nicholas County]
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
      • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
    • Birch River [Nicholas County]
    • Tioga [Nicholas County]
  • Putnam County
    • Poca [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poca
      • Poca [Putnam County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poca<3>
    • Bancroft [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Putnam County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
    • Teays Valley [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teays Valley
      • Teays Valley [Putnam County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teays Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teays Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Teays Valley<3>
    • Winfield [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Putnam County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
  • Raleigh County
    • Dorothy [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
      • Dorothy [Raleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
    • Packsville [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packsville
      • Packsville [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packsville
    • Bradley [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Montcoal [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montcoal
      • Montcoal [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montcoal
    • Stickney [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stickney
      • Stickney [Raleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stickney
    • Naoma [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naoma
      • Naoma [Raleigh County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naoma
    • Arnett [Raleigh County]
    • Prosperity [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
    • Zada [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zada
      • Zada [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zada
    • Terry [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Raleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Piney View [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney View
      • Piney View [Raleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney View
    • Royal [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal
      • Royal [Raleigh County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Roane County
    • Pigeon [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon
      • Pigeon [Roane County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Smithers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pigeon
  • Summers County
  • Webster County
    • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden-on-Gauley
      • Camden-on-Gauley [Webster County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden-on-Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden-on-Gauley
  • Wyoming County
    • Oceana [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceana
      • Oceana [Wyoming County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceana<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Smithers ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smithers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smithers, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smithers.

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 and 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Smithers:

  • 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.
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Smithers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smithers.

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

  • Guthrie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guthrie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Guthrie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie Cemetery
  • Goodwin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goodwin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goodwin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwin Cemetery
  • Montgomery Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montgomery Memorial Park
    • Montgomery Memorial Park has also been known as:
    • Montgomery Memorial Cemetery
    • Montgomery Memorial Gardens
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  • Craig Cemetery
  • Blake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Robson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers.
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    • Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithers.
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    • Blakley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blakley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blakley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blakley Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithers.
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    • Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Abbott - Huddleston Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers.
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    • Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers.
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    • Ramsey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ramsey Cemetery
      • The Ramsey Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dixie.To be more accurate, Ramsey Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Smithers.
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2221301<4>
    • Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lewis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Lewis Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers.
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    • Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ward Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ward Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ward Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers.
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    • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers.
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    • Woodland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Woodland Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers.
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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.<5>

While we didn't find Smithers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Smithers.

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

  • Crescent [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Smithers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crescent had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Eagle [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
    • Eagle [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Smithers
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
  • Montgomery [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Smithers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,492 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
  • Mount Carbon [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carbon
    • Mount Carbon [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,432 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Carbon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Handley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Handley
    • Handley [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 309 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Handley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Handley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
  • Deep Water [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Water
    • Deep Water [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deep Water had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Powellton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
      • Powellton [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Smithers
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Powellton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powellton
    • Kanawha Falls [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanawha Falls
      • Kanawha Falls [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Smithers
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kanawha Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanawha Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanawha Falls
    • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley Bridge
      • Gauley Bridge [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 180 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gauley Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauley Bridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gauley Bridge<3>
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
      • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Smithers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crown Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gauley [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gauley
      • Gauley [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Smithers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gauley had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gauley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Belva [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belva
      • Belva [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belva had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belva
    • Dixie [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Smithers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
      • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Smithers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Gap had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
      • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Smithers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Smithers. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smithers.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smithers ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Appalachia & Piedmont
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2004
(Available from Amazon.com)

Shell Oil Road Map for West Virginia (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Smithers in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Smithers for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Smithers. See our Misc Page for Smithers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smithers) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smithers. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SmithersOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1769, Longitude: -81.3048       In this case, the coordinates for Smithers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Smithers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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