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Our Genealogical Helper for Sweetland ...

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 Sweetland (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 Sweetland. 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 Sweetland ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweetland.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweetland, 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 Sweetland.

Cemeteries Near Sweetland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweetland.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goode Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harveys Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Stowers - Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Trace Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goldsberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Flowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Yeager Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Isaac Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Seites Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Noah Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Keck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bias Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sloan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Roy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Saunders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McComas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCallister Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lunsard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enom Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jeffers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Dial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Parsons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brewster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Culloden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins - Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Griffithsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweetland
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
Hamlin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sweetland
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,072 people in 2017)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
Myra   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweetland
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
Jenks   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweetland
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sweetland
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sweetland
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Portersville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweetland
 - Portersville had a post office and no railroad service
Sheridan   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sweetland
 - Sheridan 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 Sweetland. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sweetland 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Sweetland is located in Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

Lincoln     (The home county for Sweetland)
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sod   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harts   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Layville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Banco   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Poca   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairview (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millseat (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Westwood (KY)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rush (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Greenup (KY)
      Bellefonte (KY)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell (KY)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Martin (KY)
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coal Grove (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ironton (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - 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 Sweetland:

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette 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    
Logan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greenup County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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 Lincoln County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Lincoln 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sweetland ...

While our initial data for Sweetland came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sweetland 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 Sweetland.

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 Sweetland:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sweetland.
      See our Misc Page for Sweetland for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2595, Longitude: -82.0421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetland 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 Sweetland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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