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Our Genealogical Helper for Surveyor ...

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 Surveyor (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 Surveyor. 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 Surveyor ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Surveyor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Surveyor, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Surveyor.

Cemeteries Near Surveyor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Surveyor.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Tilley - Tolliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maynor 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 Surveyor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Surveyor.

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

Lester   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton had a post office and no railroad service
Redbird   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Surveyor
 - Redbird had a post office and no railroad service
Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Surveyor
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
McGraws   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Surveyor
 - McGraws had a post office and no railroad service
Daniels   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels had a post office and no railroad service
Dry Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Dry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Saulsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Surveyor
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Saulsville 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 Surveyor. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Surveyor 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Surveyor is located in Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Surveyor)
      Tolleys   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Fairdale   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lester   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Mabscott   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      MacArthur   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Old Mill Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Sophia   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Beckley   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rocklick   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lindytown - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Whitesville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Elk Run Junction   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Janie   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barrett   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Twilight   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bandytown   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pondco   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sylvester   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bim   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pax   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Thurmond   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meadow Bridge   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clifftop   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vale   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainelle   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      McRoss   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hines   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alderson   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rupert   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Orient Hill   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crichton   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinwood   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Carbon   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Acme   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Eskdale   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Handley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollygrove   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cabin Creek   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pratt   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glasgow   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Winifrede   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Omar   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Holden   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Northfork   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkhorn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Anawalt   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      War   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Matoaka   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Weyanoke   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Montcalm   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Athens   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Johnston Town   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bramwell   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coopers   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Edison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bluefield   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakvale   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pie   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ballard   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterstown   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jumping Branch   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hinton   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bellepoint   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Forest Hill   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mullens   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bud   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Uno   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Giles (VA)
      Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Narrows (VA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
      Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boissevain (VA)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abbs Valley (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Surveyor:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Mingo 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      
Summers County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tazewell 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 Raleigh County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
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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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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surveyor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7659, Longitude: -81.3179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Surveyor 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 Surveyor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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