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Suck Creek, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Suck Creek ...

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 Suck Creek (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 Suck Creek. 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 Suck Creek ...

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 Suck Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Suck Creek: Suck Crk. (or less commonly used: Suck Ck. or Suck Cr.)

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.

Suck Creek is located in Summers County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Summers County: Giles (VA), Fayette, Greenbrier, Mercer, Monroe & Raleigh.

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

Summers     (The home county for Suck Creek)
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Bellepoint   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Meadow Bridge   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Spring Dale   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bellwood   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Concho   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Vale   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ronceverte   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fairlea   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richlands   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Welch   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Edison   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Union   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hollywood   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shady Spring   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Daniels   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Tilden   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Coal City   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sophia   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Eastgulf   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bud   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bluff City (VA)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pearisburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pembroke (VA)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Montgomery (VA)
  McBryde Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sundance Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Blacksburg (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Tabor Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pulaski (VA)
  Hilton Village (VA)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dublin (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fairlawn (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pulaski (VA)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Radford City (VA)
  Radford (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mill Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Town (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Radford Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sunset Village (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bluefield (VA)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Little Town (VA)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Suck Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suck Creek.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Lilly - Crews Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dunns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farley Farm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Restwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Hatcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Adkins Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenbrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crook Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Upland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Meadows Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Russ Lilly Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hall Family Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Suck Creek ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suck Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suck Creek, 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 Suck Creek.

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

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

Ellison   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Ellison had a post office and no railroad service
True   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - True had a post office and no railroad service
Jumping Branch   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 95 people
 - Jumping Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Pipestem   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Suck Creek
 - Pipestem had a post office and no railroad service
Dunns   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Dunns had a post office and no railroad service
Packs Ferry   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suck Creek
 - Packs Ferry had a post office and no railroad service
Flat Top   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Flat Top had a post office and no railroad service
Warford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Warford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suck Creek
 - Warford had a post office and no railroad service
Hinton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Suck Creek
 - 1895 population of 2,570 people (with 2,448 people in 2017)
 - Hinton 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 Suck Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suck Creek in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Suck Creek:

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 Summers County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Montgomery County (VA):     Cyndi's



Pulaski County (VA):     Cyndi's



Radford City (VA):     Cyndi's


Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suck Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6079, Longitude: -80.9870     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suck Creek 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 Suck Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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