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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.

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]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Stotesbury covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        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]     


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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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:

Raleigh     (The home county for Stotesbury)
      Sophia   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      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]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      MacArthur   [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]
      Harper   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      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]
      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]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 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]
      Powellton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      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]
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      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]
      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.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 Stotesbury:

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    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha 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    
Monroe 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    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell County (VA):       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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stotesbury. The point that we are using 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:

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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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