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Tamroy, West Virginia

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tamroy ...

So far, we have found very little information about Tamroy. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Tamroy to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tamroy, please Contact Us.

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 Tamroy (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 Tamroy. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Tamroy is historic, it would have been located within present day Raleigh County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Raleigh County: Boone, Fayette, Kanawha, Mercer, Summers & Wyoming.

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

Raleigh     (The home county for Tamroy)
  Bradley   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<2>
  Stanaford   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Piney View   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Prosperity   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Beckley   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Royal - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  MacArthur   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Clifftop   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Harper   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mabscott   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Old Mill Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Whitesville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elk Run Junction   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Janie   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sylvester   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lindytown - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Keith   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bald Knob   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rocklick   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Twilight   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Joes Creek   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bandytown   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hartland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Hope   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Pax   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Newlyn - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sewell Knob - Historic   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Stonecliff - Historic   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Thurmond   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oak Hill   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Concho   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rush Run - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kaymoor - Historic   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rainelle   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Vale   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  McRoss   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hines   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Orient Hill   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rupert   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crichton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Quinwood   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alderson   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brushy Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Frazier   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Spring   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carbon   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eskdale   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Handley   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hollygrove   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pratt   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Glasgow   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cabin Creek   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cedar Grove   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  East Bank   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winifrede   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chesapeake   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mineral City   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mallory   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Man   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Northfork   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elkhorn   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kimball   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Davy   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Welch   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Anawalt   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thorpe   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Big Sandy   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gary   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Athens   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Matoaka   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Johnston Town   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montcalm   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bramwell   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coopers   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edison   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Oakvale   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bluefield   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ballard   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Peterstown   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Union   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beech Glen   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Peaser Junction - Historic   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Odell Town   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summersville   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tolbert   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Muddlety   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jumping Branch   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hinton   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bellepoint   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mullens   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bud   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oceana   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mullensville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Clear Fork   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Baileysville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Uno   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cub City   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (VA)
  Glen Lyn (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rich Creek (VA)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Narrows (VA)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Tazewell (VA)
  Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tamroy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tamroy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW W.T. Warden Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Teel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Calfee Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. TaborCemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW St. Sebastians Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW William Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Biggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweeney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wright Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Royal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pax Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Turner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Snuffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cottle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sutphin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lafferty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shepard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Athey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tulliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Aliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Kidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tyree Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lively Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lucas Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cannaday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pemberton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Hall Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Powers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N High Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ewing Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McGinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Trail Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Beechnut Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Rinehart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scarbro Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wriston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Maynor Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dunbar Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Workman Creek Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tamroy ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tamroy.

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

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.

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

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

Prosperity   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tamroy
 - 1895 population of 56 people
 - Prosperity had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hope   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Tamroy
 - Mount Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Grandview   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tamroy
 - Grandview had a post office and no railroad service
Cirtsville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tamroy
 - Cirtsville had a post office and no railroad service
Quinnimont   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tamroy
 - 1895 population of 600 people
 - Quinnimont had a post office and railroad service
Prince   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Tamroy
 - Prince had a post office and railroad service
McKendree   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tamroy
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - McKendree had railroad service and no post office
Daniels   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tamroy
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Daniels 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 Tamroy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tamroy in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 - you should note 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 Tamroy:

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 Raleigh County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:     Cyndi's



Clay County:     Cyndi's



Fayette County:     Cyndi's



Greenbrier County:     Cyndi's



Kanawha County:     Cyndi's



Logan County:     Cyndi's



McDowell County:     Cyndi's



Mercer County:     Cyndi's



Monroe County:     Cyndi's



Nicholas County:     Cyndi's



Summers County:     Cyndi's



Wyoming County:     Cyndi's



Giles County (VA):     Cyndi's



Tazewell County (VA):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of West Virginia,
Cemeteries of Raleigh County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for West Virginia   Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for West Virginia, for Raleigh 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 Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Tamroy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Tamroy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tamroy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8521, Longitude: -81.1668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tamroy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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