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Our Genealogical Helper for Sod ...

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 Sod (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 Sod. 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 Sod ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sod.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sod, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sod.

Cemeteries Near Sod ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sod.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Altman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W May Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goode Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Morris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Echols Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dolan   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Barker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Holstein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stowers - Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Calloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Price Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Gunnoes - Miller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Vandelinde Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ashby Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Halstead Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Beckett Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Dolin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE G.W. Estep Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Kinder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Rumble Heights Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE McDerment Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Perry Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harveys Creek 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 Sod in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sod.

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

Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sod
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sod
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
Griffithsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sod
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sod
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
Sweetland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sod
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sod
 - Spring Hill had a post office and railroad service
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sod
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sod
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sod
 - Spurlockville 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 Sod. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sod 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Sod is located in Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Lincoln     (The home county for Sod)
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lory   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Easly   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Banco   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 it should be mentioned 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 Sod:

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sod. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sod

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sod. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2441, Longitude: -81.8761     [Map].

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

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