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The location of Tango

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tango ...

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 Tango (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 Tango. 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 Tango ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tango.

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

Cemeteries Near Tango ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tango.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Sanson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Midkiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Owen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McClure Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holstein Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hazlette Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Barrett Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW May Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pauley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Goode Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bird Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Templeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stowers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Linville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harless Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Forks of Coal Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Plumley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Elkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trent Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McNealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE White Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Altman Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harveys Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Stowers - Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Calloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spurlock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Egnor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bulger Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hager Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Griffith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ryan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Goldsberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cummings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lovejoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Griffith Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill - Lory Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Childress Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sycamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trace Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lincoln Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hamlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Noah Sias Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bear Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Breedlove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Riley Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Dolin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Bays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Porter 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 Tango in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tango.

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

Griffithsville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tango
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Griffithsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garretts Bend   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tango
 - Garretts Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sweetland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Tango
 - Sweetland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tornado   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tango
 - Tornado had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nye   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tango
 - Nye had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hamlin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Tango
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 1,114 people in 2016)
 - Hamlin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Myra   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Tango
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Myra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jenks   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tango
 - Jenks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spurlockville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tango
 - Spurlockville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Albans   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tango
 - 1895 population of 1,375 people (with 10,553 people in 2016)
 - Saint Albans had a post office and railroad service
 
Sattes   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tango
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Sattes had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tango. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tango 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 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.

Tango is located in Lincoln County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne.

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

  DirectionDistance
Lincoln     (The home county for Tango)
      Alum Creek   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
 
Boone
      Woodville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Julian   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Layville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Morrisvale   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lory   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ridgeview   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Cabell
      Culloden   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Fayette
      Montgomery   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McDunn   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gauley Bridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Kanawha
      Tornado   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dupont City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kanawha City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Marmet   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Logan
      Banco   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mitchell Heights   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Mason
      Upland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Mingo
      Greyeagle   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kermit   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Putnam
      Scott Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Poca   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Indian Village   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Raleigh
      Packsville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arnett   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Wayne
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Boyd (KY)
      Durbin (KY)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Catlettsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Sandy (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buchanan (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Catalpa (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Zelda (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Louisa (KY)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fallsburg (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Five Forks (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Smoky Valley (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stringtown (KY)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Martin (KY)
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Gallia (OH)
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Tango:

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 Lincoln County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cabell 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    
Kanawha 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    
Mingo County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Putnam County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Raleigh County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallia County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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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Communities in West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.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 'straight-line' distance that begins in Tango. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tango) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tango. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2523, Longitude: -81.9262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tango 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 Tango, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tango.