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Our Genealogical Helper for Stockton ...

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

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

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stockton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stockton, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stockton.

Cemeteries Near Stockton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stockton.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Van Sickle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Mountain Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hambrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brighton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Leon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yauger Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eddy Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wyoma Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Potts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Arbuckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Buckle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Promise Land Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Graveyard   [Map]     
  W Bruce Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Clay Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hoschar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barton Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Atkeson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Craig Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kimberling Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McLellon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beale Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pliny Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Manilla Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDade Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Taber Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Creston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lone Oak Cemetery 1   [Map]     
  NNW Lone Oak Cemetery 2   [Map]     
  NNE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Street Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Infirmary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Nicholas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hereford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buffalo Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Big Spruce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cossin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sayre Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mound Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mina Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cottrell 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.

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

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

Couch   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stockton
 - Couch had a post office and no railroad service
Beech Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stockton
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Beech Hill had a post office and railroad service
Fivemile   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Stockton
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Fivemile had a post office and no railroad service
Arlee   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stockton
 - Arlee had a post office and no railroad service
Ambrosia   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stockton
 - Ambrosia had a post office and no railroad service
Brighton   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Stockton
 - Brighton 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 South (S) from Stockton
 - Veranda had a post office and no railroad service
Southside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stockton
 - Southside had a post office and no railroad service
Leon   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Stockton
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 150 people in 2017)
 - Leon had a post office and railroad service
Arbuckle   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stockton
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arbuckle had a post office and railroad service

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

Although our information shows that the community of Stockton is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Stockton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Stockton:

Mason     (The home county for Stockton)
      Leon   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Milton   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flatwoods (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Raceland (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Worthington (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Albany (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vinton (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerville (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ewington (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alice (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jackson (OH)
      Oak Hill (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pattonsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blackfork Junction (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wellston (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jackson (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Coalton (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vernon (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanging Rock (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Scioto (OH)
      South Webster (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vinton (OH)
      Wilkesville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamden (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dundas (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Washington (OH)
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Stockton:

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    
Greenup 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    
Scioto County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vinton County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Mason 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 Stockton, 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 that stretches from Stockton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stockton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7506, Longitude: -82.0368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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