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Stengel, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stengel ...

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

We've added Stengel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stengel, 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 Stengel (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 Stengel. 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.

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 Stengel is historic, it would have been located within present day Mercer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mercer County: Bland (VA), Giles (VA), Tazewell (VA), McDowell, Raleigh, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Mercer     (The home county for Stengel)
  Oakvale   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Athens   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Edison   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Vale   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gary   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Welch   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Davy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  War   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Union   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Helen   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bud   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carroll (VA)
  Sheep Town (VA)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dugspur (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Merrimac (VA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Christiansburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Raintree Village (VA)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Riner (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Farm Village (VA)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Grove (VA)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pilot (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mack Creek Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Radford City (VA)
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Simpkins Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Smyth (VA)
  Atkins (VA)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Wythe (VA)
  Max Meadows (VA)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Locust Hill (VA)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fort Chiswell (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wytheville (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Austinville (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ivanhoe (VA)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rural Retreat (VA)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stengel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stengel.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Stengel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakvale Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bray Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hearn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCue Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Elmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hop Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hales Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barberie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cassidy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Horeb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Tynes & Ferguson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bivins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shumate Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sword Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Comfort Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shrader Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hypes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wimmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pruett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oakwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  W Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  W Bratton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Winfrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Underwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Belcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hartwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hall - Gott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lincoln Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Monte Vista Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tuggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hare Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cashes Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frye Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Woolwine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Robinett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Donley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stengel ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stengel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stengel, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stengel.

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.

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

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

Oakvale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stengel
 - Oakvale had railroad service and no post office
East River - Historic   [Map]
 - While East River was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stengel
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - East River had a post office and railroad service
Ingleside   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stengel
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Ingleside had a post office and railroad service
Willowton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stengel
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Willowton had a post office and no railroad service
Elgood   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stengel
 - Elgood had a post office and no railroad service
Princeton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stengel
 - 1895 population of 320 people (with 5,822 people in 2017)
 - Princeton had a post office and no railroad service
Shumate (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Stengel
 - Shumate had railroad service and no post office
Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stengel
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 100 people in 2017)
 - Glen Lyn had a post office and railroad service
Lurich (VA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stengel
 - Lurich had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stengel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stengel in the 1890's.

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 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 Stengel:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Mercer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County (VA):     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's



Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's



Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's


Smyth County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's



Wythe County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Mercer 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 Stengel, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stengel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stengel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3301, Longitude: -80.9862     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stengel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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