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Our Genealogical Helper for Taylorville ...

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 Taylorville (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 Taylorville. 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 Taylorville ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taylorville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taylorville, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taylorville.

Cemeteries Near Taylorville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taylorville.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Matthew Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mahon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Marcum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chafin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Upper Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Varney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lower Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Julius Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Musick Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Runyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Curry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mountain View Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jerry Hatfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Italy Hollow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ferrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ooten Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fairview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Billy Dotson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Zornes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Steele Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mounts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Simkins Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Browning Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hatfield Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Robinette Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newsome Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stump Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Toler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vance Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parsley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Shermon Lowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tandy Sester Alley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Orrison Lowe Branch #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilman 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 Taylorville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Taylorville.

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

Oilville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taylorville
 - Oilville had a post office and no railroad service
Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taylorville
 - Pinsonfork had a post office and no railroad service
Canada (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taylorville
 - Canada had a post office and no railroad service
Phelps (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Taylorville
 - Phelps had a post office and no railroad service
Jamboree (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Taylorville
 - 1895 population of 154 people
 - Jamboree had a post office and no railroad service
Rural (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taylorville
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Coleman (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Taylorville
 - Coleman had a post office and no railroad service
Kimper (KY)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taylorville
 - Kimper 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 Taylorville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taylorville 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 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.

Taylorville is located in Mingo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Mingo County: Martin (KY), Pike (KY), Buchanan (VA), Lincoln, Logan, McDowell, Wayne & Wyoming.

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

Mingo     (The home county for Taylorville)
      Red Jacket   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Matewan   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Delbarton   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Blackberry City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Musick   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Williamson   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pie   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chattaroy   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wharncliffe   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baisden   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilbert Creek   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Manila   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clothier   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hewett   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Havana   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jeffrey   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ottawa   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ramage   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Secoal   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stark   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenview   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Low Gap   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell Creek   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harts   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Omar   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Holden   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Switzer   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troy Town   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hedgeview   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Thompson Town   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Man   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      West Logan   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Peach Creek   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mallory   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mineral City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Wyoming City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Iaeger   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Union City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Sandy   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bradshaw   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davy   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Welch   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      War   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gary   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimball   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thorpe   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Packsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilsondale   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Gay   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cub City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Uno   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Fork   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Baileysville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oceana   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mullensville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Floyd (KY)
      Betsy Layne (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harold (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Stanville (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tram (KY)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivel (KY)   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grethel (KY)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Banner (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dana (KY)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Teaberry (KY)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allen (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blue Moon (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dwale (KY)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Johnson (KY)
      Nero (KY)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitehouse (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Meally (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Williamsport (KY)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thelma (KY)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lowmansville (KY)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Point (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hagerhill (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tutor Key (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Van Lear (KY)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collista (KY)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Knott (KY)
      Raven (KY)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (KY)
      Clifford (KY)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peach Orchard (KY)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maynard (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Patrick (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Richardson (KY)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ben Bow (KY)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gallup (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ulysses (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bumblebee (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Charley (KY)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Torchlight (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walbridge (KY) - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Letcher (KY)
      Burdine (KY)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Martin (KY)
      Lovely (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pilgrim (KY)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warfield (KY)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Beauty (KY)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hode (KY)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Debord (KY)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Inez (KY)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tomahawk (KY)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Pike (KY)
      McCarr (KY)   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hardy (KY)   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Freeburn (KY)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Ransom (KY)   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Belfry (KY)   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      South Williamson (KY)   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Forest Hills (KY)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Huddy (KY)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McAndrews (KY)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Stone (KY)   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Majestic (KY)   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pinsonfork (KY)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Buchanan (VA)
      Kelsa (VA)   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grundy (VA)   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Royal City (VA)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vansant (VA)   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Janey (VA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bearwallow (VA)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Dickenson (VA)
      Haysi (VA)   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clinchco (VA)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Taylorville:

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 Mingo County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone 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      
McDowell 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    
Wyoming County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Knott County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Letcher County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Martin County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County (KY):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Buchanan County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dickenson County (VA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for West Virginia:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6643, Longitude: -82.1565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylorville 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 Taylorville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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