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Sycamore, West Virginia
(Logan County)

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The location of Sycamore

Our Genealogy 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 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 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.

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 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 Logan County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Logan County: Boone, Lincoln, Mingo & Wyoming.

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:

Logan     (The home county for Sycamore)
  Holden   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Troy Town   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Hedgeview   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Thompson Town   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Logan   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Peach Creek   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  West Logan   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Switzer   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Omar   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mitchell Heights   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Chapmanville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Banco   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Manila   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Havana   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hewett   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clothier   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jeffrey   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ottawa   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ramage   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Secoal   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stark   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Greenview   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Low Gap   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Powell Creek   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Culloden   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tornado   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marmet   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Albans   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belle   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dunbar   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rock Lake Village   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Harts   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wewanta   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sod   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hamlin   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Hamlin   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alum Creek   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wyoming City   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Iaeger   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Union City   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bradshaw   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Delbarton   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Musick   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pie   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Red Jacket   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chattaroy   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blackberry City   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Matewan   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Williamson   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Greyeagle   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Kermit   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Baisden   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Packsville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arnett   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fairdale   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilsondale   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cove Gap   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Armilda   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wayne   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Gay   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mineral Springs   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Floyd (KY)
  Tram (KY)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harold (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ivel (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Stanville (KY)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Banner (KY)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Auxier (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Allen (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dana (KY)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dwale (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Prestonsburg (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grethel (KY)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Johnson (KY)
  Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Williamsport (KY)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Meally (KY)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Nero (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thelma (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  East Point (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Nippa (KY)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
  Clifford (KY)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Patrick (KY)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richardson (KY)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Louisa (KY)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Martin (KY)
  Lovely (KY)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hode (KY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Warfield (KY)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Beauty (KY)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Inez (KY)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Debord (KY)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pike (KY)
  McCarr (KY)   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  South Williamson (KY)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belfry (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hardy (KY)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Freeburn (KY)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Ransom (KY)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Huddy (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stone (KY)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Majestic (KY)   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Canada (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  McAndrews (KY)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Buchanan (VA)
  Kelsa (VA)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grundy (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Royal City (VA)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sycamore, see our County-by-County Page 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 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 Sycamore covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whitman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE J B Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baisden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mounts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Avis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fillinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Logan Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E George F. Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Justice Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alexanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chauncey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tomblin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Conley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Avis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Johnson Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Damron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wellman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sol Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Highland Memory Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Pridemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scaggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stolling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gap Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Upper Hinchman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Asberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCloud Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lackey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dingess Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Piney Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Chambers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mullins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mullins - Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chapman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hanna Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sturgell Cemetery   [Map]     

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 8 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 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sycamore.

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

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sycamore
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Chapmanville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 1,137 people in 2017)
 - Chapmanville had a post office and no railroad service
Lake   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Lake had a post office and no railroad service
Man   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sycamore
 - Man had a post office and no railroad service
Christian   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Christian had a post office and no railroad service
Hewett   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 201 people
 - Hewett had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sycamore
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Fourteen - Historic   [Map]
 - While Fourteen was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Fourteen had a post office and no railroad service
Stonecoal   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Stonecoal 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.

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 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    

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 Logan County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Cabell County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Lincoln County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mingo County:     Cyndi's



Raleigh County:     Cyndi's



Wayne County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Floyd County (KY):     Cyndi's



Johnson County (KY):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (KY):     Cyndi's



Martin County (KY):     Cyndi's



Pike County (KY):     Cyndi's



Buchanan County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Logan County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Logan 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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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 from Point A (ie- Sycamore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8279, Longitude: -82.0712     [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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