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Our Genealogical Helper for Tallyho ...

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 Tallyho (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 Tallyho. 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 Tallyho ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tallyho.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tallyho, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tallyho.

Cemeteries Near Tallyho ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tallyho.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Red Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Farson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Farrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chichester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Dils Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McPherson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corbin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sharp - Prince Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ogden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Arlington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Woodyard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Vandevier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kanawha United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Caplinger Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Snider Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Middle Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harness Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Varner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rosemar United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spring Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parkersburg Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W St. Xaviers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Holliday Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tavenner Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Foley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kincheloe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ross - McCardle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rizer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Uhl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Way Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hiatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Neale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ruble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beha Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE IOOF Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Williamstown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lower Newport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Riverview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sunset Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  WSW Posey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant View Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Butcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Compton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Vaught Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Everly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenhill Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McMullen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinnaird Cemetery   [Map]     
  N River View Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Tracewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Deem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Leachtown Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kanawha Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Farr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Newland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tunnel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hopkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harmar Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rockland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cedarville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W River Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Maddox Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lubeck Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fought Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Schultz Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Beech Grove Presbyterian Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Christopher Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunham Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Richards 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 Tallyho had a population of 24 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Red Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tallyho
 - Red Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Mills   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Tallyho
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Valley Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Boreman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tallyho
 - Boreman had a post office and no railroad service
Dallison   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tallyho
 - Dallison had a post office and no railroad service
Parkersburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tallyho
 - 1895 population of 8,408 people (with 30,096 people in 2017)
 - Parkersburg had a post office and railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tallyho
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tallyho
 - Vienna had a post office and railroad service
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tallyho
 - Newport 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 Tallyho. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tallyho 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.

Tallyho is located in Wood County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wood County: Athens (OH), Meigs (OH), Washington (OH), Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie & Wirt.

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

Wood     (The home county for Tallyho)
      Parkers Towne   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      North Hills   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kanawha   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Parkersburg   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Williamstown   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral Acres   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mineral Wells   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Slate   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blennerhassett   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lubeck   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grantsville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Arnoldsburg   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Union   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithburg   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mason   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belmont   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hebron   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Cairo   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cantwell   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ellenboro   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Harrisville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pennsboro   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pullman   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Auburn   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Friendly   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sistersville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middlebourne   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paden City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      New Martinsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greencastle   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Freeport   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burning Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Athens (OH)
      Coolville (OH)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Armadale (OH)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Amesville (OH)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mudsock (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carsey Town (OH)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens (OH)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Nebo (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jacksonville (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Liars Corner (OH) - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glouster (OH)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chauncey (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      The Plains (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trimble (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Monroe (OH)
      Graysville (OH)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stafford (OH)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Antioch (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Plainview (OH)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lewisville (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodsfield (OH)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Miltonsburg (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morgan (OH)
      Stockport (OH)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chesterhill (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wrightstown (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McConnelsville (OH)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Malta (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Morganville (OH)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Noble (OH)
      Dungannon (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harriettsville (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dexter City (OH)   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Caldwell (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Olive Green (OH)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Belle Valley (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sarahsville (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summerfield (OH)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Perry (OH)
      Chapel Hill (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      San Toy (OH) - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Washington (OH)
      Sandhill (OH)   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Belpre (OH)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Marietta (OH)   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Devola (OH)   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Redbush (OH)   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lowell (OH)   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lower Salem (OH)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beverly (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Macksburg (OH)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grandview (OH)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Matamoras (OH)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Tallyho:

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 Wood County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun 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    
Mason County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pleasants 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    
Tyler County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wetzel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Athens County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meigs County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morgan County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County (OH):       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 Wood County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Wood 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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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tallyho ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tallyho. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2809, Longitude: -81.4396     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tallyho 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 Tallyho, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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