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Our Genealogy Helper for Stotesbury ...

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 Stotesbury (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 Stotesbury. 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 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.

Stotesbury 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 Stotesbury. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Stotesbury:

  DirDistance
Raleigh     (The home county for Stotesbury)
  Sophia   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lester   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Helen   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Rhodell   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Boone
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pondco   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bim   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marnie   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Fayette
  Pax   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Greenbrier
  Vale   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
  Carbon   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Acme   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belle   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Logan
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McDowell
  Northfork   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  War   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Mercer
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Edison   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Mingo
  Gilbert   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wharncliffe   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pie   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Monroe
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Nicholas
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Summers
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wyoming
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Uno   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Buchanan (VA)
  Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dunford Village (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tazewell (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stotesbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stotesbury.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brammer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bower Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Crook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russ Lilly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hall Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stotesbury ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stotesbury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stotesbury, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stotesbury.

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 Stotesbury in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stotesbury.

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

Lester   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odd   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Odd had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Stotesbury
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
 
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Egeria   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Egeria had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shady Spring   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Shady Spring had a post office and no railroad service
 
Daniels   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newfound   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stotesbury
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Newfound 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 Stotesbury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stotesbury in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - although 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 Stotesbury:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Fayette County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Kanawha County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Logan County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
McDowell County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mercer County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Mingo County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Monroe County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nicholas County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Summers County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wyoming County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Raleigh County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for 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
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Kentucky
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Stotesbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stotesbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6818, Longitude: -81.2887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stotesbury 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: findagrave.com.

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

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