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Our Genealogical Helper for Sun ...

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 Sun (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 Sun. 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 Sun ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sun, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sun.

Cemeteries Near Sun ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sun.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadow Haven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Page Tabernackle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huse Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N John Nugen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moles 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 Sun in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sun.

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

Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sun
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sun
 - 1895 population of 98 people (with 8,338 people in 2017)
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sun
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sun
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Thurmond   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sun
 - Thurmond had a post office and railroad service
 
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sun
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
 
McKendree   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sun
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
 
Claremont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sun
 - Claremont had a post office and railroad service
 
Rush Run - Historic   [Map]
 - While Rush Run was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sun
 - Rush Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dimmock   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sun
 - Dimmock had railroad service and no post office
 
Prince   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sun
 - Prince 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 Sun. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sun 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Sun is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Raleigh & Summers.

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

  DirectionDistance
Fayette     (The home county for Sun)
      Mount Hope   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Harvey   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Pax   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Boone
      Whitesville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Janie   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Orgas   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Keith   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Rainelle   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hines   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frazier   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fort Spring   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Kanawha
      Carbon   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Handley   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Logan
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
McDowell
      Northfork   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Mercer
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Monroe
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Raleigh
      Bradley   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Harper   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Summers
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Wyoming
      Mullens   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sun:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Fayette 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 Fayette 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 ...
      Virginia

Other Roadside Stops ...



Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9193, Longitude: -81.1698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun 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 Sun, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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