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Our Genealogical Helper for Thornhill Addition ...

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 Thornhill Addition (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 Thornhill Addition. 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 Thornhill Addition ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thornhill Addition.

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

Cemeteries Near Thornhill Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thornhill Addition.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Showen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Cartwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW J L Bowling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Giles - Stern Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wade Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leadman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Burdette Lilly Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  SE Lanham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rocky Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sam Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McClanahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bowles Ridge Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Teays Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S College Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Goff Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnette Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Sutherland - White Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cunningham Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Bangor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shorts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Altz Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sinclair Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Floral Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crank Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Asbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jeffries Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Memorial Park   [Map]     
  WNW Fraizer Bottom Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grandview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin / Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casdorph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Good Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fisher Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Kirkpatrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Buffalo Baptist Church 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 Thornhill Addition in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thornhill Addition.

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

Poca   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornhill Addition
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 987 people in 2017)
 - Poca had a post office and railroad service
Raymond City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Thornhill Addition
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Raymond City had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornhill Addition
 - 1895 population of 302 people (with 2,359 people in 2017)
 - Winfield had a post office and no railroad service
Red House   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thornhill Addition
 - Red House had railroad service and no post office
Scary   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Thornhill Addition
 - Scary had a post office and railroad service
Confidence   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Thornhill Addition
 - Confidence had a post office and no railroad service
Paradise   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Thornhill Addition
 - Paradise had a post office and no railroad service
Hugo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Thornhill Addition
 - Hugo had a post office and no railroad service
Sigman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thornhill Addition
 - Sigman 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 Thornhill Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thornhill Addition 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Thornhill Addition is located in Putnam County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Putnam County: Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln & Mason.

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

Putnam     (The home county for Thornhill Addition)
      Bancroft   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Poca   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Raymond City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Eleanor   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Scott Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Teays Valley   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Teays Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fraziers Bottom   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buffalo   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hurricane   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Emmons   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grippe   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dartmont   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashford   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Horse Creek Junction   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Rumble   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Brushton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Julian   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodson Junction   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Easly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Johns   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Culloden   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Milton   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crown City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barboursville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Huntington   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartland   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Valley Fork   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cannelton   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Montgomery   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smithers   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powellton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kentuck   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ripley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flatwoods   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Odaville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ravenswood   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nitro   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cross Lanes   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Albans   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sissonville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Tornado   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dunbar   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock Lake Village   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Charleston   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aarons   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alum Creek   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sod   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Hamlin   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Hamlin   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wewanta   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Harts   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Banco   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Creek   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chapmanville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Upland   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arbuckle   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leon   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Baden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Point Pleasant   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mason   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cicerone   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint Town   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Spencer   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reedy   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cove Gap   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armilda   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wayne   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ceredo   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kenova   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Peewee   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gallia (OH)
      Bladen (OH)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crown City (OH)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallipolis (OH)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westbrook Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mills Village (OH)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carlton (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cheshire (OH)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rio Grande (OH)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (OH)
      Athalia (OH)   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Proctorville (OH)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chesapeake (OH)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Andis (OH)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burlington (OH)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Point (OH)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Meigs (OH)
      Racine (OH)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Middleport (OH)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bashan (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Thomas Village (OH)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Keno (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rutland (OH)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Thornhill Addition:

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 Putnam 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    
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    
Kanawha 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    
Roane County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wirt County:       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    
Meigs 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 Putnam County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for West Virginia     Cemetery Wiki for West Virginia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of West Virginia,     of Putnam 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thornhill Addition. 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 starting in Thornhill Addition. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thornhill Addition) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornhill Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5056, Longitude: -81.8410     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornhill Addition 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 Thornhill Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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