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Our Genealogical Helper for Superior Bottom ...

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 Superior Bottom (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 Superior Bottom. 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 Superior Bottom ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Superior Bottom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Superior Bottom, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Superior Bottom.

Cemeteries Near Superior Bottom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Superior Bottom.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning - Grimmet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Litz - Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Browning - Dye Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ruffner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Yolyn Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Toler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Claypool Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adair 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 Superior Bottom in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Superior Bottom.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Superior Bottom
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Superior Bottom
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Superior Bottom
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Superior Bottom
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
North Spring   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Superior Bottom
 - 1895 population of 129 people
 - North Spring had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Superior Bottom
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Hanover   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Superior Bottom
 - Hanover had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Superior Bottom
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Superior Bottom
 - Lincoln 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 Superior Bottom. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Superior Bottom 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 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 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.

Superior Bottom is located in Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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

Logan     (The home county for Superior Bottom)
      Omar   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Switzer   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Man   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Manila   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Havana   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bob White   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acme   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sod   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pie   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Musick   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Matewan   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tolleys   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helen   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastgulf   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rhodell   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Harper   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bud   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nero (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Stopover (KY)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Phelps (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 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 Superior Bottom:

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDowell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson 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 Logan County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Logan 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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About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior Bottom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7490, Longitude: -81.9993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior Bottom 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 Superior Bottom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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