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Our Genealogical Helper for Tad ...

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 Tad (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 Tad. 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 Tad ...

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 104 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tad.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tad, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tad.

Cemeteries Near Tad ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tad.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cline Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Younger Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hunter Cemetery 2   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lacy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Valley Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Westfall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hunt - Donnally Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woody Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rummell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rock Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Marmet Memorial Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Witcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Deer Run - Keaton - Myers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jarretts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reynolds Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Given Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Newhouse Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Lacie - Gray - Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Shepherd Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Virginias Chapel Slave Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Lewis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Burdette - Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O Dell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Odell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Swannor Watts Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Matthews Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Hawks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sawmill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Slaughter Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cavender Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Layne Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wrightsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dry Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hensley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Goodwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blakley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W French 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>

While we didn't find Tad in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tad.

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

Malden   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tad
 - 1895 population of 355 people
 - Malden had a post office and railroad service
 
Kanawha City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Tad
 - Kanawha City had a post office and railroad service
 
Coco   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tad
 - Coco had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tad
 - South Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
Jarrett   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Tad
 - Jarrett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Charleston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Tad
 - 1895 population of 6,742 people (with 49,138 people in 2016)
 - Charleston had a post office and railroad service
 
Winifrede Junction   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tad
 - Winifrede Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Shrewsbury   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Tad
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Shrewsbury had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coalburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tad
 - 1895 population of 520 people
 - Coalburg had a post office and railroad service
 
East Bank   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tad
 - East Bank had a post office and railroad service
 
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tad
 - Cedar Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tad
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Odell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mink - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mink was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tad
 - Mink had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kendalia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Tad
 - Kendalia 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 Tad. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tad 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Tad is located in Kanawha County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Kanawha County: Boone, Clay, Fayette, Jackson, Lincoln, Nicholas, Putnam, Raleigh & Roane.

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

  DirectionDistance
Kanawha     (The home county for Tad)
      Coal Fork   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Malden   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pinch   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Elkview   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belle   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chesapeake   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Grove   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      East Bank   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Boone
      Ashford   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bloomingrose   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Comfort   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Eden   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Racine   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sharlow   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Joes Creek   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Johns   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Braxton
      Clem   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Calhoun
      Mudfork   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Orma   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
      Hartland   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Fayette
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beckwith   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ansted   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oak Hill   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pax   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harvey   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lincoln
      Alum Creek   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Mason
      Arbuckle   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Leon   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Baden   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Nicholas
      Beech Glen   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Muddlety   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Putnam
      Poca   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prosperity   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fairdale   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harper   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Piney View   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Royal - Historic   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stanaford   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Roane
      Flint Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Tad:

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 Kanawha County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Braxton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay 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    
Lincoln 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    
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Kanawha 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 Kanawha 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 ...
      Ohio

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Tad. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tad. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3334, Longitude: -81.4943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tad 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Tad, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tad.