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Our Genealogical Helper for Stickney ...

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 Stickney (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 Stickney. 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 Stickney ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stickney.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stickney, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stickney.

Cemeteries Near Stickney ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stickney.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Asbury Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarrells Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mordue Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Jasper Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Estep - Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Workman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Harvey-Toler Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Middle Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarrells Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stover 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 Stickney in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stickney.

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

Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stickney
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Jarrolds Valley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Stickney
 - 1895 population of 7 people
 - Jarrolds Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Bald Knob   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stickney
 - Bald Knob had a post office and no railroad service
Bandytown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stickney
 - Bandytown had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stickney
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Decota   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stickney
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Decota had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Stickney
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Acme   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stickney
 - Acme had a post office and no railroad service
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stickney
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
Van   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stickney
 - Van had a post office and no railroad service
Crany   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Stickney
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Crany 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 Stickney. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stickney 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 hospitals and 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.

Stickney is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Stickney)
      Packsville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Janie   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Marnie   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sod   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harts   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Man   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Banco   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Davy   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Welch   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pie   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pike (KY)
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer 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      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stickney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9015, Longitude: -81.5276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stickney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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

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