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Our Genealogical Helper for Sutton ...

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 Sutton (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 Sutton. 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 the area of Sutton ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sutton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Sutton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Sutton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Sutton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> of Sutton.

Cemeteries Near Sutton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sutton.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Camden Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cutlip Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Bealls Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Morton Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Braxton County Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Otter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shaver Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baker Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Canfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morrison United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Newville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stone Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stumble Run Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Frame Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Middle Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Houston - Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Keener Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ware Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W James Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Moyers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Centralia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Engel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCourt - Cogar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Highwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Big Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Right Hand Fork 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sutton had a population of 276 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Sutton had a population of 988 people.

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

McNutt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sutton
 - McNutt had railroad service and no post office
 
Little Otter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 127 people
 - Little Otter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flatwoods   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 53 people (with 270 people in 2017)
 - Flatwoods had a post office and railroad service
 
Canfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sutton
 - Canfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lloydsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Lloydsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Twistville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Twistville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Twistville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Birch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 6 people
 - Little Birch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bakers Run   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 12 people
 - Bakers Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sutton
 - Newville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Home   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Corley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sutton
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Corley 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 Sutton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sutton 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 and doctors 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.

Sutton is located in Braxton County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Braxton County: Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Lewis, Nicholas & Webster.

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

  DirectionDistance
Braxton     (The home county for Sutton)
      Gassaway   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Clem   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Orma   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Clay
      Harrison   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Gilmer
      Sand Fork   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Greenbrier
      Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Harrison
      Lost Creek   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Milford   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
      Clendenin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lewis
      Camden   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jane Lew   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Nicholas
      Muddlety   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Craigsville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Odell Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beech Glen   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pocahontas
      Slaty Fork   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Randolph
      Helvetia   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mingo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huttonsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mill Creek   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ritchie
      Auburn   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Roane
      Spencer   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Upshur
      Goshen   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoover Town   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buckhannon   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gormley   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Webster
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cowen   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Excelsior   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Addison   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Upperglade   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camden-on-Gauley   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Wirt
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 Sutton:

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 Braxton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Greenbrier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harrison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kanawha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pocahontas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ritchie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upshur County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Webster County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Braxton 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 Braxton 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sutton ...

While our initial data for Sutton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sutton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sutton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Sutton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
 
We have found Sutton in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Sutton for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sutton.
      See our Misc Page for Sutton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sutton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sutton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sutton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6663, Longitude: -80.7115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sutton 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 Sutton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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