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Our Genealogical Helper for Southside ...

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 Southside (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 Southside. 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 Southside ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southside, 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 Southside.

Cemeteries Near Southside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southside.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Barnette Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Longview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wyoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Southside had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Arbuckle   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service
Grimms Landing   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Grimms Landing had a post office and railroad service
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
Veranda - Historic   [Map]
 - While Veranda was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southside
 - Veranda had a post office and no railroad service
Pliny   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Pliny had a post office and no railroad service
Buffalo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 238 people (with 1,262 people in 2017)
 - Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southside
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Gunville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southside
 - Gunville had a post office and no railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southside
 - Brighton had a post office and railroad service
Rollins   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Southside
 - Rollins had a post office and no railroad service
Couch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Southside
 - Couch had a post office and no railroad service
Fivemile   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southside
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Fivemile had a post office and no railroad service
Arlee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Southside
 - Arlee had a post office and no railroad service
Baden   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southside
 - Baden 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 Southside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southside 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.

Southside is located in Mason County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mason County: Gallia (OH), Meigs (OH), Cabell, Jackson & Putnam.

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

Mason     (The home county for Southside)
      Arbuckle   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Leon   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nellis   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Milton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - 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 Southside:

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 Mason 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    
Jackson 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    
Putnam 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    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       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    
Jackson 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    
Vinton 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 Mason County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Mason 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 Southside ...

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

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 Southside:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Southside.
      See our Misc Page for Southside for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7168, Longitude: -81.9687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Southside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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