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Our Genealogical Helper for Sycamore ...

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 Sycamore (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 Sycamore. 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 Sycamore ...

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 Sycamore.

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

Cemeteries Near Sycamore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sycamore.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Barr Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sturm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roling Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Sand Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Husk Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arnoldsburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Zeke Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Slider Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mace Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bannon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sylvester Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knotts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Orma Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elihu - Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Snakeroot Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Greathouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Booher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bryners Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Starcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Betts Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wayne Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chenowith - Reip Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Fink Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minnora Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bailey - Siers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Downey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Earl Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Villers Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stalman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mollohan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Orton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mollahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bigbend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Broomstick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Triplett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Clark Jarvis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McCune Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Goodnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Big Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maze Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Snyder Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Waggoner 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 Sycamore had a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Altizer   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Altizer had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sycamore
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Arnoldsburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Arnoldsburg had a post office and no railroad service
Staten   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sycamore
 - Staten had a post office and no railroad service
Hur   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sycamore
 - Hur had a post office and no railroad service
Stumptown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sycamore
 - Stumptown had a post office and no railroad service
Henrietta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sycamore
 - Henrietta had a post office and no railroad service
Grantsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 278 people (with 531 people in 2017)
 - Grantsville had a post office and no railroad service
Beech   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Beech 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 Sycamore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sycamore 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 and doctors 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.

Sycamore is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Braxton, Clay, Gilmer, Ritchie, Roane & Wirt.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Sycamore)
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Orma   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mudfork   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clem   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Exchange   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gassaway   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Sutton   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Heaters   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Union   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Truebada   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Sand Fork   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clendenin   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Camden   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cox Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smith Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Valley Chapel   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Garton Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tioga   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Frenchton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsontown   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erbacon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hacker Valley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Slate   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sycamore:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Doddridge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilmer 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    
Lewis County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Pleasants County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam 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    
Wood County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington 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 Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Calhoun 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 Sycamore ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8354, Longitude: -81.0954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore 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 Sycamore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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