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Sweeneyburg, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sweeneyburg ...

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 Sweeneyburg (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sweeneyburg. 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.

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 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.

Sweeneyburg 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 Sweeneyburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sweeneyburg:

Raleigh     (The home county for Sweeneyburg)
  Harper   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Prosperity   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bradley   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Stanaford   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Crab Orchard   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Tolleys   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lester   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Keith   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Orgas   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barrett   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pax   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  McDunn   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Beckwith   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Handley   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Logan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Omar   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Edison   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert Creek   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 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]
  Mullens   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Bud   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boissevain (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sweeneyburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweeneyburg.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sweeneyburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  WSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N William Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chambers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flashman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Covey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis - Bailey Homestead Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Trump Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Artie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Scarbrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rorrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sarrett - Lemon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wills Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Slab Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fulton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jarrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sarrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eunice Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Honaker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richmond Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Accord Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kingston Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pettry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cantley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sweeneyburg ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweeneyburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweeneyburg, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sweeneyburg.

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 Sweeneyburg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sweeneyburg.

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

Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sweeneyburg
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Sweeneyburg
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
Matville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Sweeneyburg
 - 1895 population of 9 people
 - Matville had a post office and no railroad service
Roseville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roseville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Sweeneyburg
 - Roseville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sweeneyburg
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Lester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sweeneyburg
 - 1895 population of 11 people (with 323 people in 2017)
 - Lester had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweeneyburg
 - 1895 population of 11 people
 - Clear Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Pemberton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sweeneyburg
 - 1895 population of 13 people
 - Pemberton 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 Sweeneyburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sweeneyburg in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 - you should note 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 Sweeneyburg:

These websites are specific to West Virginia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Raleigh County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Raleigh 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweeneyburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8365, Longitude: -81.2579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweeneyburg 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 Sweeneyburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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