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Sunflower, West Virginia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunflower ...

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 Sunflower (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 Sunflower. 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 Sunflower ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunflower.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunflower, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunflower.

Cemeteries Near Sunflower ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunflower.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McClung Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cranesnest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Garder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Sheets Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Callow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCutcheon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Buffalo Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadowdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fox Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Two Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gridley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Prosperity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chrislip Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beckley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hooam Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Solon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mayberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Galahoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Eventide Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spencer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Millerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Depue Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hill Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hurd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Camelite Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gaites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Craig Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beaty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rector Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Archer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Board Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Litton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tanner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sandy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Gates Ridge EUB Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Redbush Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Staats Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hawk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Independence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Deem 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.<2>

While we didn't find Sunflower in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunflower.

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

Liverpool   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunflower
 - Liverpool had a post office and no railroad service
Reedy   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Sunflower
 - Reedy had a post office and no railroad service
LeRoy   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Sunflower
 - LeRoy had a post office and no railroad service
Peewee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sunflower
 - 1895 population of 97 people
 - Peewee had a post office and no railroad service
Zackville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sunflower
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Zackville had a post office and no railroad service
Garfield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunflower
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
Peniel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sunflower
 - Peniel had a post office and no railroad service
Lucile   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunflower
 - Lucile had a post office and railroad service
Marshall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunflower
 - Marshall 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 Sunflower. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunflower 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Sunflower is located in Roane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Roane County: Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha & Wirt.

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

Roane     (The home county for Sunflower)
      Reedy   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Orma   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coal Fork   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leon   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mason   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Upland   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Slate   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Sunflower:

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 Roane County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Gilmer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Roane 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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunflower. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9051, Longitude: -81.4782     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunflower have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sunflower, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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