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Stinson, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stinson ...

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 Stinson (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 Stinson. 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 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.

Stinson is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Stinson)
  Mudfork   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Orma   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnoldsburg   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grantsville   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Clem   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gassaway   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Canfield   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sutton   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Exchange   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Heaters   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burnsville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Valley Fork   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Clay   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cannelton   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gauley Bridge   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ansted   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Smithers   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Powellton   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glenville   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Truebada   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sand Fork   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kentuck   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Odaville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ripley   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Clendenin   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Elkview   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Aarons   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pinch   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sissonville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Airport Village   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coal Fork   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kanawha City   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Malden   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Charleston   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Camden   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Craigsville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Auburn   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cantwell   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pullman   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cairo   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harrisville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Cicerone   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Flint Town   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Reedy   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erbacon   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cowen   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Excelsior   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Upperglade   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cleveland   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hacker Valley   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Addison   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Burning Springs   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peewee   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Freeport   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greencastle   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Slate   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stinson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stinson.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Matheny Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lamb Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Cottrill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mollohan / Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sears Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elmira Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hallburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Helmic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Laurel Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherrytree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCracken Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chewning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tariff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hively Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Laurel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bogg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Looney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Duffield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Carper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Grose Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lyons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hershberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hall Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stinson ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stinson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stinson, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stinson.

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, Stinson had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Lydia   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Stinson
 - Lydia had a post office and no railroad service
Minnora   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stinson
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Minnora had a post office and no railroad service
Oka   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Stinson
 - Oka had a post office and no railroad service
Elmira   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Stinson
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Elmira had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stinson
 - 1895 population of 104 people
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Sleith - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sleith was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stinson
 - Sleith had a post office and no railroad service
Gould   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Stinson
 - Gould had a post office and no railroad service
Ira   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stinson
 - Ira had a post office and no railroad service
Linden   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stinson
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Linden had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Fork   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stinson
 - Valley Fork 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 Stinson. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stinson in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Stinson:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Gilmer County:     Cyndi's



Jackson County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lewis County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Putnam County:     Cyndi's



Ritchie County:     Cyndi's



Roane County:     Cyndi's



Webster County:     Cyndi's



Wirt County:     Cyndi's



Wood County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stinson ...

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

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 Stinson:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stinson. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stinson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6565, Longitude: -81.0746     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stinson 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 Stinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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