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Our Genealogical Helper for Stouts Mills ...

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 Stouts Mills (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 Stouts Mills. 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.

Name Variations for Stouts Mills ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Stouts Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Stouts Mills: Stouts Mls. (or less commonly used: Stouts Mlls.)
  • While the name of this community is Stouts Mills, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Stouts Mills may originally have been Stout's Mills.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Stouts Mills might be written as Stout Mills.

Newspapers Published in Stouts Mills ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stouts Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stouts Mills, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stouts Mills.

Cemeteries Near Stouts Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stouts Mills.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Snyder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McHenry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Tumbling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE K of P Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Otterbein Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Rutherford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Messenger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Right Hand Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boilon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Jack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Field Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitting Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WNW Stalnaker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riffle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Casto Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farnsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meadow Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Keyster Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Troy - IOOF Cemetery<3>   [Map]     
  SW Currycomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woofter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Engel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chop Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Riddle 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Stouts Mills had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sand Fork   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stouts Mills
 - Sand Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hyers   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stouts Mills
 - Hyers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Copen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Stouts Mills
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Copen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ellis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stouts Mills
 - Ellis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Truebada   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stouts Mills
 - Truebada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stouts Mills
 - 1895 population of 120 people (with 490 people in 2017)
 - Burnsville had no post office or railroad service
 
Cedarville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stouts Mills
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Cedarville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Glenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stouts Mills
 - 1895 population of 329 people (with 1,473 people in 2017)
 - Glenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hope - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hope was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stouts Mills
 - Hope 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 Stouts Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stouts Mills 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 doctors and 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.

Stouts Mills is located in Gilmer County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilmer County: Braxton, Calhoun, Doddridge, Lewis & Ritchie.

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

  DirectionDistance
Gilmer     (The home county for Stouts Mills)
      Sand Fork   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Truebada   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Barbour
      Audra   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wellington Heights   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berryburg   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Braxton
      Burnsville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Grantsville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Doddridge
      Smithburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      O'Neill   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adamston   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clarksburg   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nutter Fort   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Stonewood   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Anmoore   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Despard   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gore   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bridgeport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lumberport   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pleasants
      Hebron   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Randolph
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Roane
      Spencer   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Upshur
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Webster
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wirt
      Burning Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Stouts Mills:

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 Gilmer County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Barbour County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Gilmer County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of West Virginia

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 ...
      Ohio

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stouts Mills ...

While our initial data for Stouts Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stouts Mills 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 Stouts Mills.

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 Stouts Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stouts Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Stouts Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stouts Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8951, Longitude: -80.7304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stouts Mills 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church

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<4>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 Stouts Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stouts Mills.



 
 
 

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